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Keyboard Diablerie

Beethoven Sonatas
and Symphonies -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... stunning performance ...'

Beethoven: Complete Sonatas and Symphonies Volume 1. © 2006 Opus 106 srl, 2008 Lontano

It is a bold enough gesture to record all the Beethoven sonatas; but to throw in also the Liszt arrangements of the nine symphonies hints at keyboard diablerie of quite unusual daring. Here we have symphonies 5 and 7, with the Hammerklavier sonata outlasting both of them as symphonic deputy on the third disc. I used to thunder away in the symphonies in my youthful pianistic days; but I would never have attempted Lizst. It is rumoured that Wagner danced his way through No 7 to Liszt's accompaniment during his last days in Venice. It is unsurprising that he died soon after...

Copyright © 13 July 2011 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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CD INFORMATION: BEETHOVEN SONATAS AND SYMPHONIES 1

CD INFORMATION: BEETHOVEN SONATAS AND SYMPHONIES 2

CD INFORMATION: BEETHOVEN SONATAS AND SYMPHONIES 3

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

FRANZ LISZT

PIANO

WARNER CLASSICS

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