Discography of Beethoven-Liszt: The complete symphonies

The list is cronological with respect to date of recording.

I welcome any additions or corrections.

"The name of Beethoven is a name sacred in art [...] I shall be satisfied if I have fulfilled the duty of an intelligent engraver, a conscientious translator, who grasp the spirit
of a work along with the letter, and who thus help to spread the understanding of the masters and the appreciation of the beautiful." (Liszt in the preface to the score).

Year Date Pianist Cover Label Reference Comments
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
21-25 September
29 Sept - 3 October
23-27 September
17-21 September
26 September
Yury Martynov Alpha ALPHA374 Martynov performs on 1867 Blüthner and 1837
Erard pianos.
2014 July Gábor Csalog
Adrienn Krausz
Gyula Kiss
Csaba Király
Hungaroton HCD31961-66 Csalog performs nos. 1, 3 and 8; Krausz nos.
2, 4 and 6; Kiss nos. 5 and 7; Király no. 9.

Published July 2014.
2004
2003
2002
2000

1998
5 October
2, 3 June
5-7 June
5-7 December
19, 20 September
27, 28 April
Konstantin Scherbakov Naxos 8.505219
1992



1990
24-25 August
28-30 April
16, 17 March

18, 19 December
Leslie Howard Hyperion CDA66671/5
1989
1988
1987
1985
1984
1983
1981
February, May, July
May
?, December
?
30 July - 2 August
April
September
Cyprien Katsaris Teldec 2564 60865-2 Katsaris includes some personal
alterations to the Liszt score.
1987

1986


1985

June
May
December
June
February
November
September
Paul Badura-Skoda
Michel Dalberto
Jean-Louis Haguenauer
Jean-Claude Pennetier
Alain Plančs
Georges Pludermacher
Harmonia Mundi HMX 2901192/8 Haguenauer performs nos. 1 and 2;
Pludermacher no. 3; Plančs nos. 4 and 8;
Badura-Skoda no. 5; Dalberto no. 6;
Pennetier no. 7.

No. 9 is the two-piano version performed
by Plančs and Pludermacher.
1986


1985
1-4 April
19-22 March

13, 14 September
12-14 July
Idil Biret IBA 012-17B Biret performed all nine symphonies
at the 1986 Montpellier Festival in four
recitals on 26, 27 July and 2, 3 August.

In four recitals on 7, 14, 21, 28 February 1971 Irish pianist Charles Lynch played all nine symphonies at Trinity College, Dublin. This was the first known public performance of the series in its entirety.

Established 26 November 2011. Latest update 31 May 2019.

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