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Topic: Beethoven Symphonies  (Read 1685 times)

Offline comme_le_vent

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Beethoven Symphonies
on: March 23, 2004, 06:06:07 AM
This applies to liszt's transcriptions too....

what are your favourite beethoven symphonies?

as for me - i simply cant choose, i love them all.

on second thoughts, i love 5th 6th 7th and 9th the most.
and probably overall the 5th is my fave.

and who else loves the storm movement in the 6th symphony?

and....has anyone here tried any of liszt's transcriptions?
they seem to be discussed very rarely - i love the way they sound - and i will get the scores soon - are they really that difficult?
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Offline rachlisztchopin

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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #1 on: March 23, 2004, 11:39:25 AM
i got all the liszt transcriptions for christmas this year  :P (what a christmas present! lol)
the transcriptions sure look difficult since liszt transcribed a whole orchestra to one instrument..the piano...maybe thats why they call the piano a monster? because it can take on even an orchestra
but i take severe interest in all of liszt's transcriptions...interesting works to look at
try his opera transcriptions (especially WAGNER!!!!) and schubert song transcriptions...ohh and the bach organ transcriptions sound really cool

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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #2 on: March 23, 2004, 03:56:32 PM
Liszt's transcriptions are a great conception about piano and it's possibilities and the great about them is that they do justice to Beethoven's original scores and at the same time they are a well-writen piano works.
It's unfortunate that pianists don't play them, but I appreciate that someone wrote here about it.
There's a Dover edition with the complete cycle, pretty cheap buy for such a great music.
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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #3 on: March 23, 2004, 06:17:23 PM
yeah im getting the dover collection.

so what are your favourite beethoven symphonies?

what do you think of the storm movement of the pastoral - i think its way ahead of it's time.
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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #4 on: March 23, 2004, 10:36:04 PM
Well, all of them were ahead of their time, for sure.
Yes, Pastoral is one of my favorites. I also have a special place for No. 2 and No 8, but all of them are just masterworks!

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Offline liszt1022

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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #5 on: March 24, 2004, 10:53:22 PM
I LOVE the Beethoven/Liszt symphonies, I have the scores & the Howard & Naxos recordings. I have played (slowly) the 1st mvt of the 6th (Glenn Gould speed) and bits of some of the others. I want to learn all of the 6th though. I did the last 2 mvts as a duet last year and they were fun. Right now though I have a thing for the Liszt transcription of the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, just amazing.

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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #6 on: March 25, 2004, 07:44:32 AM
The ninth is the best  :P

In my opinon that is, and from what I've tried sight reading quite a difficult piano transcription also.

Liszt is the man.

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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #7 on: March 25, 2004, 08:17:10 AM
My favorite Smyphony is the seventh actually.  I was listening to the Liszt transcription earlier today.  Perhaps someday I'll learn it.
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Re: Beethoven Symphonies
Reply #8 on: March 25, 2004, 04:53:05 PM
My favourite beethoven symphonies are Number 1, 3, 5 and 9. the 5th Symphony is by far the best, but i really dont like the 1st movement, compared to the rest of the symphony it is somewhat less (look at the 3rd and 4th movement) its just amazing.  the 2nd movement is so beautiful it hurts.  
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