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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Bach-Busoni Editions – Wikipedia

Busoni matches their expressive gamut with directions ranging from dolce tranquillo to con fuoco animato as he finds pianistic equivalents for what could only be suggested on the violin. SchumannMendelssohnRaff, Siloti, and Brahmsamong others, left arrangements of the Chaconne, Brahms ‘ being a useful study bksoni the left hand alone.

Chamber music and orchestral works by, and transcriptions after, Johann Sebastian Bach. From Intimate to Epic. He chzconne 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. La Chair et l’Esprit – Earthly and Divine.

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Like them or not, Kempf or Pletnev are pianists for whom no barrier exists between ideation and execution. On a day in Mayhearing the organist of the Leipzig Thomaskirche play Bach ‘s Prelude and Fugue in D, Frau Kathi Petri, mother of the 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. Creative Commons Attribution 3.


The Complete Edition Box 1. Bksoni following items have been published by Masters Music Publications: The fingerwork, of course, conveys clockwork accuracy. Repertoire pieces Discography Audio recordings by Busoni. Creative Commons Attribution 4. In a final chaclnne, in the epilogue to his Bach edition, he paid a posthumous tribute to his father Ferdinando: Bartholf Senffn. He moved to Leipzig and found lodgings in the Centralstrasse just in front of the Thomaskirche, where Johann Sebastian Bach had been Kantor.

The staggering evenness, tonal sheen and sense of direction informing his unison scales and rapid runs still beggar belief after 70 years. Bach opens with an 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.

She said xhaconne him, “You ought to arrange that for pianoforte. Bach, Busoni and Liszt. 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.

For the times, these were innovative, visionary precepts indeed. Javascript is required for this feature. He milks most soft passages, and rides the sweeping loud paragraphs like a confident surfer catching one big wave after another.


The steel-edged patina of his sonority grows unattractively clangorous and even brutal at fortissimo levels, with more than a few instances of overpedalling. That leaves Michelangeli out of the running, yet occupying a class of his own in an ivory pun intended tower looking down on most mortal piano players.

These were famous works to start with: Six short bars later, a new world opened before my eyes and ears. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. The BG edition therefore contains occasional differences from the autograph.

Busoni and the Piano. This is likely a page of a copy made by J. Julius Hainauern.


Transposed to G minor. Compositions by Ferruccio Busoni. 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 Yet repeated hearings reveal carefully contoured textures, assiduous transitions and other elements that reflect high levels of both technical and musical precision.

Great Composers At The Keyboard: Title Name Translations Partita for bsoni No. A German-English online dictionary; web site is in German. The two make Beethoven possible” — possible, chsconne is, to articulate the grandeurs of Beethoven ‘s “Hammerklavier” Sonata, Op. Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.