Ferruccio Busoni. Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV ), KiV B Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Indeed, Brahms made a piano left hand arrangement of the Chaconne which continues to find favour today. Ferruccio Busoni’s piano. 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.

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Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. Like them or not, Kempf or Pletnev are pianists for whom no barrier exists between ideation and execution. It requires not just a pair of busy and accomplished hands, but also a level of artistry that can fuse architectural savvy, sustaining power and poetic introspection.

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. 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.

My musical erudition was a schetchy affair then, and I had no idea of who Shura Cherkassky was, but my protestations of tiredness and indisposition fell on deaf ears: Johann Sebastian Bach, Dinu Lipatti.

Bach-Busoni Editions – Wikipedia

Busoni’s arrangement for piano, performed by Chiara Bertoglio, courtesy of Musopen 3: Sachiko Kawamura plays Goldberg. Seymour Egerton — freundschatlichst gewidmet”. Her digital remake is more magisterial and conventional by comparison, and, to my mind, not as interesting. For years Busoni continued to refine the text, and the revised version brought out in is the one most frequently favoured. Six short bars later, a new world opened before my eyes and ears. Geist of the music.


Piano transcriptions in general would never be the same.

Busoni issued his Bach editions over a nearly year span in two collections: A cursory look at these scores, nusoni least through the eyes of this writer, could suggest that Busoni was a poor liar!

Rubinstein being Rubinstein, one should expect those patented turns of phrase: Yet repeated hearings reveal carefully contoured buosni, assiduous transitions and other elements that bisoni high levels of both technical and musical precision. Chaconne from Partita No. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Critics and commentators have been concerned by what might be termed the inauthentic nature of transcription practiced by a mere virtuoso, the sneer runs, upon the mighty Bach.

Re-engraving of an earlier publication First published by Rieter-Biedermann at Leipzig Hofmeister’s Monatsberichtp. I asked if I should adhere to a programmea specific method or any particular educational materials. Albert Schweitzer and his majestic, profoundly humane performances had left a lasting impression in my mind.

Bach-Busoni Editions

In a thoughtful essay on the art of transcription, Busoni gave a detailed reply. Bach opens with busonu imposing, saraband-like theme which establishes at once a plane of high seriousness, to return in the middle of the piece, and again to round it off at the end — three mighty formal pillars — between which the Chaconne unfolds in some twenty-nine brief yet telling variations whose cumulative effect is a whelming splendor.


And he adds that “notation is itself the transcription of an abstract idea. At best, he would say in buslni typical matter-of-factly style: I prefer his altogether swifter and more fluid live remake from Brighton.

The steel-edged patina of his sonority grows unattractively clangorous and even brutal at fortissimo levels, with more than a few instances of overpedalling.

Arranger Fortunato Luzzatto d. Read more Read less. Busoni and the Piano. PDF scanned by piano. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? This article originally appeared in the Award issue of Gramophone magazine. Cjaconne America he toured extensively and eventually produced his most ambitious Bach transcription yet: Listeners will find her additional levels of intensity either exhilarating or exhausting, her large sound less enveloping than penetrating. Busoin Monatsberichtp.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Jazz Latin New Age. Transfixed, I wrote Maestro Cherkassky an admiring letter and, to my great fortune xhaconne delight, a few months later he become my mentor.

Bach-Busoni, Chopin, Franck, Schumann. He envisaged all his Bach transcriptions as an advanced school of pianoforte playing, and gave an ascending order of difficulty: