Beethoven Symphonies for Piano

His ‘partitions de piano’ of the nine symphonies might be called orchestral music for parlour performance – albeit with no concessions to playability. Only extraordinary virtuosos with a firm grasp of style are capable of negotiating these transcriptions. In August and September 2021 the Beethovenfest has invited just such rare masters of the keyboard to a summit meeting. They will divide all nine symphonies among themselves, much as in the symphony cycle. Each of them is a supreme artist and Liszt connoisseur.

10

August

26

Thu

8:00 pm

The First & The Third

  • Konstantin Scherbakov piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«

19

August

29

Sun

8:00 pm

The Eighth & The Seventh

  • Konstantin Scherbakov piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«

21

August

31

Tue

8:00 pm

The Second & The Fifth

  • Hinrich Alpers piano
  • Boris Bloch piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«

29

September

3

Fri

8:00 pm

The Sixth & The Fourth

  • Hinrich Alpers piano
  • Boris Bloch piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg, Rotunde

41

September

7

Tue

8:00 pm

The Choral Fantasy & The Ninth

  • Cyprien Katsaris piano
  • Etsuko Hirose piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«