Liszt was the first to ever play the piano the way he did. In truth, he was the one who invented the concept of piano virtuosity. He did things with his fingers that people never thought possible, and came up with solutions for meeting titanic challenges like transcribing for the keyboard Beethoven’s immense Ninth.
Ludwig van BeethovenFranz LisztSymphony No. 9,
Transcription for piano S. 464