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Liszt Ferenc: Transcriptions IV (Symphonies de Beethoven Nos. 8-9)

Liszt, Free Arrangements and Transcriptions for Piano Solo, Vol. 19

Edited by Farkas Zoltán – Gémesi Géza – Mező Imre – Sulyok Imre
Setting: Piano
Series: Liszt, Free Arrangements and Transcriptions for Piano Solo
Period: Romantic
Language: English, German
Length: 152 pages
Format: 23 x 30 cm
Weight: 0.569 kg
Published: July 1993
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó
Item number: 13356
ISMN: 9790080133569
Volume 19 of series II of the New Liszt Edition contains the transcriptions for piano of Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 8 and 9 written in 1863. Liszt himself remarked that the symphony transcriptions are not piano reductions but piano scores ('partitions de piano') which do not merely consist of the notes of the works transcribed, but are able to convey the overall effect and spirit of the work. The EMB edition is the only one to follow Liszt's express intention by correcting the transcriptions in many places to accord with the original works (Beethoven's scores). This volume completes the new edition of the symphony transcriptions, and those interested now have access to all of the transcriptions.

As customary, there are two versions of the publication: a blue clothbound edition and a grey softcover edition. The preface, which gives the most important information on the contents and technical details, is identical in both versions, but only the former includes an English description of the sources and a critical commentary. Both versions include facsimiles of pages from Liszt's original autograph manuscript.


Symphonie No. 8
R. 128/8 G. 464/8
Symphonie No. 9
R. 128/9 G. 464/9
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