Liszt transcribed Beethoven’s Symphony no. 8, which the German composer sometimes referred to as his “small symphony”, for solo piano. The difficulty of its performance reflects the evolution of piano technique during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Based on a motive from Beethoven´s Symphony No. 7, the Fantasia on an ostinato is a work combining minimalism and chance. Miriam Gómez-Morán and Luca Chiantore explain the keys to understanding this work as an introduction to the performance given by Gómez-Morán herself.