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. Indeed, Brahms made a piano left hand arrangement of the Chaconne which continues to find favour today. Ferruccio Busoni’s piano. 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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The fingerwork, of course, conveys clockwork accuracy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Moscow Recital of September 28, The BG edition therefore contains occasional differences from the autograph.

List of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. The organ, because of the full tone and sometimes massive sound, as in, for example, Toccata and Fugue in D minorand, in addition, the use of the feet with the pedalboardpresents a particular challenge in piano transcription.

From Intimate to Epic. A Tale of Genius and Destiny. These were famous budoni to start with: Albert Schweitzer and his majestic, profoundly humane performances had left a lasting impression in my mind. The Tausig transcription of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV score is well known and sometimes still performed, but the Busoni version score over time has proved more popular. Many sceptics were silenced.

The Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV is perhaps the most challenging of these works, presenting the pianist with a full array of technical and interpretative problems, not the least of which are to be found busonk the middle movement, Adagio.


Because it was not available for consultation at the time, the editor of this score did not use Bach’s autograph manuscript as a source for the Bach-Gesellschaft edition. The New Cassell’s German Dictionary. Van Cliburn Competition Creative Commons Attribution 4.

Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24

This is likely a page of a copy made by J. Her digital remake is more magisterial and conventional by comparison, and, to my mind, not as interesting. Here Bolet chose the Chaconne as his opening salvo, and served it up in hearty, rhetorical arcs.

The steel-edged patina of his sonority grows unattractively clangorous and even brutal at fortissimo levels, with more than a few instances of overpedalling. In America he toured extensively and eventually produced his most ambitious Bach transcription yet: Views Read Edit View history.

By September Busoni had taken a position as piano teacher at the Musikinstitut in Helsinki. The moment the pen takes possession of it the thought loses its original form.

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Carl Fischerhcaconne Works for Piano [Box Set]. Not long afterward, the family returned to Triesteand his father, Ferdinando, a professional clarinetist, went on tour. Creative Commons Attribution 3. Lazar Berman at Carnegie Hall. Topics covered include 1 doublings: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4. At best, he would say in his typical matter-of-factly style: Arranger William Thomas Best Jazz Latin New Age. Bach-Busoni, Chopin, Franck, Schumann.


The buusoni melodic inflections that he brings out within the staccato octaves and repeated chords, for example, tend to elude other pianists. This is Music of the highest calibre with soaring, majestic lines that chaaconne to aim straight to the Heavens, poignant moments of the most sublime intimacy, complex, intricate counterpoints that magically blend into one another as if guided by an inexorable destiny.

Research into the subject highlights a wonderful story that flirts with destiny and genius in equal measure. PDF scanned by piano. Ronald Stevenson in Concert. The Grand Piano Era. Creative Commons Zero 1. Yet repeated hearings reveal carefully contoured textures, assiduous transitions and other elements that reflect high levels of both technical and musical precision. The two make Beethoven possible” — busonj, that is, to articulate the grandeurs of Beethoven ‘s “Hammerklavier” Sonata, Op.

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. Here a long cantilena has to sustain itself on seemingly endless curves and nuances, daring the very spirit of the pianoforte and testing it to its utmost limits: