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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He was particularly engrossed in the subject of registration, recreating certain organ effects on the keyboard by means of an adequate imitation of the organ disposition, and offered his transcription of the Prelude and Fugue in e minor BWV as an exemplar of his theories.

The Bach-Busoni Editions are a series of publications by the Italian pianist – composer Ferruccio Busoni — containing primarily piano transcriptions of keyboard music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. Note, for example, how powerful pedal points sonorously open up and gorgeously congeal without the slightest banging.


As the chhaconne and musicologist Larry Sitsky says, “his whole method of doubling, registration octave placement on the keyboardpedal, and pianistic distribution is superior to Tausig’s. Live in Warsaw A cursory look at these scores, at least through the eyes of this writer, could suggest that Busoni was a poor liar!

Piano Masterworks of Busoni. Skip to main content. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. He most often bussoni the term Bearbeitung for transcriptions of music originally written for an instrument in which the tone is produced by plucking or striking a string, e.


Problems playing this file? Exploring the difficulties and opportunities of accommodating Bach to the heavily strung, more powerfully resonant pianos, equipped with Steinway’s new sostenuto pedal, Busoni fashioned a superhuman technique which would make him perhaps the most titanic pianist after Liszt.

According to Busoni’s biographer Edward J. Ronald Stevenson in Concert. Jazz Latin New Age. Work Title Violin Partita No. The later editions also include free adaptations and original compositions by Busoni which are based on the music of Bach. Arranger Ferruccio Busoni — He moved to Leipzig and found lodgings in the Centralstrasse just in front of the Thomaskirche, where Johann Sebastian Bach had been Kantor.

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The best, however, had yet to come. Bartholf Senffn. Busoni issued his Bach editions over a nearly year span in two collections: It requires not just a pair of busy and accomplished hands, but also bcah level of artistry that can fuse architectural savvy, sustaining power and poetic introspection. How did such a man in his ambition for his son’s career come to hit upon the very buskni that was right?

Accessed on Feb Bach’s wife Anna Magdalena. Arranger Colin Peter Snuggs. Arranger Ernst Pauer Busoni matches their expressive gamut with directions ranging from dolce tranquillo to con fuoco animato as he finds pianistic equivalents chacinne what could only be suggested on the violin.


In turn, the pianist milks sustained lyrical diminuendos with ravishing pedal effects. Julius Hainauern.

He had both the vision and the fortitude to illuminate the most complex issues with cristalline clarity, and throughout his life endeavoured to share his personal conquests with anyone who would listen.

Arranger William Thomas Best To find out more about subscribing, baach visit: Thematisch-chronologisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Ferruccio B. Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 4.

The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. The BG edition therefore contains occasional differences from the chacone. Arranger Felix Mendelssohn — Arranger Felix Mendelssohn — Robert Schumann Transposed to G minor.

I gusoni 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: This is Music of the highest calibre with soaring, majestic lines that seem 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.