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.

16

August

28

Sat

8:00 pm

The Eighth & The Seventh

(formerly concert no. 24)

  • Konstantin Scherbakov piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven
Kleine Beethovenhalle

30

September

3

Fri

8:00 pm

The Sixth & The Fourth

(formerly concert no. 16)

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