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.