Franz Liszt
Beethoven Symphony Transcriptions
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About Franz Liszt's Beethoven Symphony Transcriptions

Liszt began his Beethoven Symphony transcriptions in 1838, completing Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 and 7.  But it would not be until 1865 that Liszt would complete his set at the behest of the publisher Breitkopf & Härtel.
Liszt reworked the original three transcriptions and sped his way through the remaining Symphonies, although he conceded "the impossibility of making any pianoforte arrangement of the 4th movement [of the 9th symphony] ...that could in any way be...satisfactory".
Liszt´s Beethoven transcriptions remain a mountain in the piano repertoire: they bear witness both to his reverence for Beethoven and his genius in the art of transcription.

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Preview TitleKey Year Level
Beethoven Symphony  1 Op. 21  in C Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAB Beethoven Symphony 1 Op. 211 C Major 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony  2 Op. 36  in D Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAC Beethoven Symphony 2 Op. 367 D Major 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony   3 (Eroica) Op. 55  in E-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAD Beethoven Symphony 3 (Eroica) Op. 5511 E-flat Major 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony  4 Op. 60  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAE Beethoven Symphony 4 Op. 6033 B-flat Major 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony  5 Op. 67  in C Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAF Beethoven Symphony 5 Op. 672 C Minor 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony  6 Op. 68  in F Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAG Beethoven Symphony 6 Op. 6817 F Major 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony  7 Op. 92  in A Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAH Beethoven Symphony 7 Op. 9229 A Major 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony  8 Op. 93  in F Major by Liszt piano sheet music AAI Beethoven Symphony 8 Op. 9317 F Major 1865 8+
Beethoven Symphony  9 Op. 125  in D Minor by Liszt piano sheet music AAJ Beethoven Symphony 9 Op. 1258 D Minor 1865 8+

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