Busoni worked on his transcription of Bach’s Chaconne while living in Boston between and (Alamy Stock Photo). JS Bach’s. 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. “Her piano playing bears the mark of three great pianists who formed her and of whom she managed to create an improbable synthesis: the panache of Martha.

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If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind. Early inupon returning to Trieste, his father took charge of Ferruccio’s musical education, including instruction in composition as well as piano.

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Reyes sculpts the music with chacone deliberation and a carefully scaled dynamic scheme where the peaks and valleys assiduously feed in and out of one another. Streams Videos All Posts. Great Moments at Carnegie Hall. Carl Fischer He added a quizzical caveat: Please obey the copyright laws of your country.


Liszt, Rachmaninov, Busoni – Tributes and Transcriptions. Performers Ray Chen violin. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Performer Pages Victor Eijkhout recorders Papalin recorders This is likely a page of a copy made by J. Piano transcriptions in general would never be the same. Chaconne in D minor.

Here Bolet chose the Chaconne as his opening salvo, and served it up in hearty, rhetorical arcs. According to Busoni’s biographer Edward J. He milks most soft passages, and rides the sweeping loud paragraphs like a confident surfer catching one big wave after another. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Bach’s wife Anna Magdalena. Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar — Where Michelangeli pushes forwards, Cherkassky lingers, sometimes to the point of fidgeting, yet he never makes an ugly sound.

A Long Way From Normal. As a pianist, he ranked amongst the greatest in history. 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 Gramophone Collection: Busoni’s transcription of Bach’s Chaconne

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 organ, because of the full tone and sometimes massive sound, as in, for example, Toccata and Fugue in D minor busoji, and, in addition, the use of the feet with the pedalboardpresents a particular challenge in piano transcription.


By September Busoni had taken a position as piano teacher at the Musikinstitut in Helsinki. In this way he educated me to be a “German” musician and showed me the path that I never entirely deserted, though at the same time I never cast off the Latin bksoni given me by nature.

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Retrieved from ” http: Studien zur Musikgeschichte des 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. A BiographyLondon: Johann Sebastian Bach, Dinu Lipatti.

Bbach autograph, or a modern critical edition, to settle questions of interpretation especially in matters of phrasing and articulation. The Moscow Recital of September 28, Creative Commons Zero 1.