Podcast: Pictures at an Exhibition

Nashville Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin has just released a new recording of Pictures at an Exhibition with each movement transcribed for orchestra by a different arranger. Some of the arrangers, like Vladimir Askhenazy and Leopold Stokowski are well known, … Read More →

Hungarian Music for Cello and Piano featuring Mark Kosower and Jee-Won Oh

Hungarian Music for Cello and Piano featuring cellist Mark Kosower and pianist Jee-Won Oh is now available from Naxos. The recording begins with Bartók’s First Rhapsody, an arrangement of Transylvanian folk music aimed at popularizing his music in a lighter, … Read More →

Comments: Andrew D

Comment received on July 11, 2008, 13:14 Comment from podcast listener: Andrew D on the episode, Beethoven Symphony No. 9, arranged by Franz Liszt At first I was surprised to hear that Franz Liszt’s transcription was put into two piano … Read More →


Podcast: Beethoven Symphony No. 9, arranged by Franz Liszt

Pianist Franz Liszt agonized over his transcription of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – he loved the music of Beethoven and wanted to get it just right. In the end, his transcription for two pianos is absolutely brilliant. It’s not a substitute … Read More →


Podcast: Lise de la Salle plays Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Liszt

A podcast introduction to Lise de la Salle’s new recording of the first piano concertos by Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Liszt, three concertos that all had their first performances with the composer at the piano. Album details… Cat. No.: V5053   … Read More →