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SPECIAL! – Complete Beethoven Symphonies arr. Carl Czerny In 5 concerts


Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (arr. Carl Czerny) (28’)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (arr. Carl Czerny) (48’)

Symphony 3 (Geelvinck Festival - 28th December, 2020 on 1836 Graf Fortepiano


Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 (arr. Carl Czerny) (33’)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (arr. Carl Czerny) (45’)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 (arr. Carl Czerny) (35’)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (arr. Carl Czerny) (35’)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 (arr. Carl Czerny) (23’)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 (arr. Carl Czerny) (38’)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 [with 4 ‘local’ singers] (arr. Carl Czerny) (63’)

May 2023 saw the start of a 3-year recording project by Duo Pleyel of the complete Beethoven Symphonies in extraordinary 4-hand arrangements by his undervalued student Carl Czerny. These are fascinating and hugely important keyboard transcriptions from a historical, musicological, and purely musical perspective. Czerny was perhaps the most important teacher and virtuoso before Liszt (Czerny’s student!). As a pupil of Beethoven, Czerny knew and had unique insight into his teacher’s music, and Beethoven often entrusted Czerny with the performance of his piano works. Czerny’s brilliant transcriptions of Beethoven’s Symphonies were known by the composer, and were made with masterful skill and great care. You will be amazed at what you hear in these spectacular arrangements of perhaps the greatest symphony cycle in history.

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