Beethoven: Liszt Symphony Piano Transcriptions 7cd
Label: harmonia mundi
This box set assembles the complete Beethoven symphonies, patiently transcribed for piano over a quarter of a century by Franz Liszt. His assiduity in this task reveals his spiritual, well-nigh religious admiration for Beethoven. He did not make simple reductions or arrangements, but totally rewrote the works, as if they had been originally conceived for the piano. This collection of harmonia mundi recordings from the late 1980s features a highly talented array of soloists including Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Georges Pludermacher, Alain Planès and Paul Badura-Skoda.