Supreme act of musical altruism from Liszt
Liszt's nine transcriptions of Beethoven's symphonies for piano performed superbly by Katasaris
Repertoire: The Nine Symphonies transcribed for piano
Artists: Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
Label: Teldec 2564 60865-2
He wanted to spread the word, but in doing so expanded the potential of the instrument. His piano versions serve well as introductions to, or commentaries upon, the originals. I urge you to hear them in these truly great ’80s performances, for it will be many years before anyone matches Katsaris’s playing of these extraordinary scores.