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

I can only compare it to a mysterious revelation. The later editions also include free adaptations and original compositions by Busoni which are based on the music of Bach. Carl Fischer Compositions by Ferruccio Busoni.

On a day in Mayhearing the organist of the Leipzig Thomaskirche play Bach ‘s Prelude and Fugue in D, Frau Kathi Petri, mother of chacomne great pianist and future Busoni “disciple,” Egon Petrisuggested to the young Busoni that he arrange it for piano; a week later, and without writing it down, he played it for her.

Thus began the series of Bach-Busoni transcriptions, recensions, editions, and Bach -based compositions which would occupy the composer to the end of his life. The following items have been published by Masters Music Publications: Retrieved from ” http: Bach himself, he says, was one of the most prolific arrangers of his own and others’ music.


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If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in chaconnw institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. In a note to his edition of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Busoni explicitly states that he has treated his effects “from the standpoint of organ tone.

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Bach autograph, or a modern critical edition, to settle questions of interpretation especially in matters of phrasing and articulation. The two make Beethoven possible” — possible, that is, to articulate the grandeurs of Beethoven ‘s “Hammerklavier” Sonata, Op. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Octaves are shifted as necessary for recorder in C. Her generally rhapsodic approach embraces sudden shifts of voicing, changes in colour and oddball accents.

The Gramophone Collection: Busoni’s transcription of Bach’s Chaconne

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Transposed to G minor. First published by Rahter in The BG edition therefore contains occasional differences from the autograph.


Bjsoni Schweitzer and his majestic, profoundly humane performances had left a lasting impression in my mind. The fingerwork, of course, conveys clockwork accuracy. Views Read Edit View history.

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In this way he educated me to be a “German” musician and showed me the path that Chaconnne never entirely deserted, though at the same time I never cast off the Latin qualities given me by nature. According to Busoni’s biographer Edward J.

Liszt, Rachmaninov, Busoni – Tributes and Transcriptions. Perfomers are urged to consult the J. To tackle it through the magnifying lenses of such a piano titan as Ferruccio Busoni is, for me at least, a great privilege and a source of enduring joy. A German-English online dictionary; web site is in German. Original compositions Adaptations Bach-Busoni Editions. Bach ‘s essential linearity, his inexhaustible melodic transformation, is never compromised, buskni adroitly amplified.

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