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

Yet repeated hearings reveal carefully contoured textures, assiduous transitions and other elements that reflect high levels of both technical and musical precision. The Works, the Writings, and the Recordings. Creative Commons Chaconnf Share Alike 3.

The New Cassell’s German Dictionary. A Long Way From Normal. Bach ‘s essential linearity, his inexhaustible melodic transformation, is never compromised, but adroitly amplified. Original compositions Adaptations Bach-Busoni Editions.

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He milks most soft passages, and rides the sweeping loud paragraphs like a confident surfer catching one big wave after another. Busoni worked on his transcription while living in Boston chacconne and List of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach.


For years Busoni continued to refine the text, and the revised version brought out in is the one most frequently favoured. From Intimate to Epic. Despite endorsements from none other than Liszt and Rubinstein, he was fundamentally self-taught and cultivated his multifarious activities with unprecedented freedom and liberal thinking.

Performer Pages Victor Eijkhout recorders Papalin recorders Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Chaconne in D minor. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Great Composers At The Keyboard: Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar — Six short bars later, a new world opened before my eyes and ears. Arrangements from the Scores of the Great Masters, Vol. The Great Pianists, Vol. The chaconne ground bass, for instance — sketched by Bach in fleetingly detached tones and double-stops — Busoni makes explicit though not in every variation, bhsoni not always in the bassthereby using the work’s own logic to enriching piano texture.

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He prefaced the edition of his arrangement of Ten Chorale Preludes with a statement of intentions: 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. Repertoire pieces Discography Audio recordings by Busoni. The fingerwork, of course, conveys clockwork accuracy. He envisaged all his Bach transcriptions as an advanced school of pianoforte playing, and gave an ascending order of difficulty: According to Hugo LeichtentrittBusoni’s “building of the climaxes is more monumental, in simple lines, more thoughtful and much more effective than Tausig’s somewhat arbitrary rise and fall Julius Hainauern.


In a thoughtful essay on the art of transcription, Busoni gave a detailed reply. Carl Fischer Not long afterward, the family returned to Triesteand his father, Ferdinando, a professional clarinetist, went on tour. This file is from the MIT archive project. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. I can only compare it to a mysterious revelation.


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.

Transposed to G minor. Bach, Busoni and Liszt. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in Recital. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

The music of the Bach-Busoni cyaconne is now in the public domain and has been selectively reissued by other publishers:. Arranger Felix Mendelssohn — Robert Schumann He saw his personal success as an inevitable consequence of his destiny, and, generous man that he was, set forth to share his knowledge and vision through a planned mammoth edition of the complete keyboard works of Bach.