Miriam Gómez-Morán and Luca Chiantore reflect on the relationship between Liszt and Beethoven and, in particular, on the difficulties of the former’s virtuosic piano transcription of the latter’s Symphony No. 8.
The pianist and musicologist Luca Chiantore explains the relationship established between Liszt and Beethoven and through the piano. The evolution of the technique of this instrument during the nineteenth century owes much to the Hungarian composer, who is present in the series Beethoven’s Symphonies in Chamber Arrangements as the arranger of the Symphony No. 8.