Such was my fascination with his playing of the Bach-Busoni Chaconne that I pestered him many times about his mercurial way of performing it. At best, he. Busoni worked on his transcription of Bach’s Chaconne while living in Boston between and (Alamy Stock Photo). JS Bach’s. Ferruccio Busoni. Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV ), KiV B Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓.

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Because it was not available for consultation at the time, the editor of this score did not use Bach’s autograph manuscript as a bsch for the Bach-Gesellschaft edition. Bach himself, he says, was one of the most prolific arrangers of his own and others’ music.

Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

As a pianist, he ranked amongst the greatest in history. He had bacu even written it down yet, but it was the first of his great transcriptions of Bach organ works BV B 20and he dedicated it to Kathi Petri.

I was a fresh piano student at the Royal Academy of Music in London when, one fateful morning, the telephone provided a rude awakening; a friend was ordering: Benedetti Michelangeli plays Bach, Scarlatti, Galuppi. Piano transcriptions in busomi would never be the same. The Great Pianists, Vol.



Streams Videos All Posts. Topics covered include 1 doublings: Bach autograph, or a modern critical edition, to settle questions of interpretation especially in matters of phrasing and articulation. Arranger Antonio Maria Bologna.

Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 3. Werner Icking, modified to accommodate recorder range. The Complete Columbia and Electrola solo and concerto recordings, From Intimate to Epic. Some of his passagework, however, is surprisingly slapdash and casual.

Original compositions Adaptations Bach-Busoni Editions. Rubinstein being Rubinstein, one should expect those patented turns of phrase: Transposed to G minor. Thus began the series of Bach-Busoni transcriptions, recensions, editions, and Bach -based compositions which would occupy the composer to the end of vusoni life. For years Busoni continued to refine the text, and the revised version brought out in is the one most frequently favoured. Studien zur Musikgeschichte des The chaconne ground bass, for instance — sketched by Bach in fleetingly detached tones and double-stops — Busoni makes explicit though not in every variation, and not always in the bassthereby using the work’s own logic to enriching piano texture.


Busoni admitted that he had treated the musical material in much the same way as the organ works, although here he had expanded liberally a whirlwind of contrapunctal ideas that were only hinted at in the original. Live at Carnegie Hall. The Grand Piano Era. Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar — The fingerwork, of course, conveys clockwork accuracy. This article originally appeared in the Award issue of Gramophone magazine.


Liszt, Rachmaninov, Busoni – Tributes and Transcriptions. Early inupon returning to Trieste, his father took charge of Ferruccio’s musical education, including instruction in composition as well as piano. Yet these are quibbles, not criticisms. She said to him, “You ought to arrange that for pianoforte.

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Octaves are shifted as necessary for recorder in C. Seymour Egerton — freundschatlichst gewidmet”. As the composer and musicologist Larry Sitsky says, “his whole method of doubling, registration octave placement on the keyboardpedal, and pianistic distribution is superior to Tausig’s. Since a piano produces tones in an analogous manner, by the striking of the string with a felt-covered hammer, the adaptation of music written for such instruments to piano often requires very little, if any, alteration.

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