In the classical and romantic periods, many symphonic works were arranged for the two- or four-hand piano.
The intention, following the tradition of the Baroque period, was to open up medium-sized halls, among others, to give a wide audience the opportunity to discover repertoire originally conceived for a broader instrumentation and to offer it in intimate, to the public. Thus, some works by distinguished composers were transcribed, optimally adapted for the piano, and have remained in the piano repertoire practically up to the present day.
These transcriptions reveal hidden aspects and offer new perspectives also for the next generation of musicians, with the opportunity to adapt them together with other works in newer contexts. Works by Joseph Joachim, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms.
A project by Tasti’Era.