1844 Erard exhibition piano, once played by Franz Liszt.
Special one-of-a-kind Erard piano completely restored. Built for the 1844 Paris Exhibition and played by Franz Liszt.
Travel the globe with pianist and UC San Diego Professor Emeritus Cecil Lytle for an in-depth look at the music and long and prolific life of the world’s first international musician, Hungarian composer Franz Liszt.
This is of interest to me as I love the 7th Symphony and it is interesting to see how Franz Liszt transcribed this for piano. I have a “beginner’s” version of the 2nd movement theme I am practising, so it was useful to hear how a great pianist plays it! i’ve been practising on my digital piano- Casio Privia, mostly on the grand piano sound, but I also tried the string sound. I think after hearing this I will practise more with the grand piano sound.
Here is a video of the whole of the 2nd movement transcribed by Franz Liszt:
I heard a few played on modern pianos, but this 1837 Erard sounded by far the best! It has much darker tones which suit the music better.
Here is the sheet music I got: