In 1837, piano virtuoso Franz Liszt set out to transcribe all nine Beethoven symphonies for his instrument. He nearly gave up, but after 13 years, he completed the task.
These were transcriptions, not arrangements or simplified reductions. Every note of Beethoven's is there -- and they are devilish things to play.
We'll look at one of them this week. The Symphony No. 7 in piano transcription by Franz Liszt is the featured work for our next program.