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
1985


1986
12-14 July
13, 14 September

19-22 March
1-4 April
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. This
was the first known public performance
of the series in its entirety.
1985

1986


1987
September
November
February
June
December
May
June
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.
1981
1983
1984
1985
1987
1988
1989
September
April
30 July - 2 August
?
?, December
May
February, May, July
Cyprien Katsaris Teldec 2564 60865-2 Katsaris includes some personal
alterations to the Liszt score.
1990



1992
18, 19 December

16, 17 March
28-30 April
24-25 August
Leslie Howard Hyperion CDA66671/5
1998
2000

2002
2003
2004
27, 28 April
19, 20 September
5-7 December
5-7 June
2, 3 June
5 October
Konstantin Scherbakov Naxos 8.505219
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.

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