Javier Negrín, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) / Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92/S 464 (40 min)
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93/S 464 (27 min)
Concert without intermission
Beethoven by Liszt II
This cycle offers the opportunity to listen to who has probably been the best symphonist in history, undoubtedly the most revolutionary (Beethoven), transferred to the piano by whom may well be considered as the composer who has made the piano the most symphonic instrument (Liszt). Born in the Canary Islands, Javier Negrín faces the “piano score” (that’s what Liszt called these transcriptions, escaping precisely from this term) of Beethoven’s Symphonies 7 and 8, two works where rhythmic impulse and vitality are decisive. Australian Leslie Howard, author of a monumental recording of the entire Liszt piano corpus, said that the Seventh was one of the most difficult transcriptions among those made by Liszt. In the transcription of the Eighth details may be seen in which the Hungarian composer, using figures other than those of Beethoven, nevertheless manages to “translate” his language with astonishing success. But the devilish virtuosity does not cloud the vibrant vitality and light of these two pieces.
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