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#2181334 - 11/12/13 11:28 PM Bach-Busoni
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Well, there's the famous Chaconne...

But I want to ask what are people's thoughts on his transcription of BWV 565, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor?

Obviously we lose quite a bit of the magnificent uber deep bass notes from the organ... but it seems such an awesome piece to perform!


Edited by Lingyis (11/12/13 11:29 PM)

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#2181376 - 11/13/13 02:17 AM Re: Bach-Busoni [Re: Lingyis]
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I played the Chaconne, and I want to do the Prelude and Fugue in D Major next. smile

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#2181408 - 11/13/13 06:09 AM Re: Bach-Busoni [Re: Lingyis]
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I've only ever played that piece using the original organ score (if it really is original - it could have been originally a piece for solo violin, and may not even be by JSB....), modifying it in order to play the important pedal notes on the piano.

Personally, I think this is one Bach/Busoni transcription where Busoni has to look to his laurels - I prefer Carl Tausig's and Louis Brassin's arrangements. Percy Grainger and Ignaz Friedman also made their own arrangements (or possibly, derangements...) which I haven't heard. And Cyprien Katsaris has played his own astoundingly virtuosic arrangement.....
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#2181439 - 11/13/13 07:51 AM Re: Bach-Busoni [Re: Lingyis]
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I feel like the Busoni transcription of this piece is one of his lesser transcriptions. I much prefer many of his chorale preludes, the C Major Toccata and Fugue, the previously mentioned D major Prelude and Fugue,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYUbfOVpUAQ
and most of all the St. Anne Prelude and Fugue in E flat major.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-69IPhDG8o


Edited by pianoloverus (11/13/13 08:14 AM)

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#2182951 - 11/15/13 04:56 PM Re: Bach-Busoni [Re: Lingyis]
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I think Busoni set a standard in transcribing the violinsolo-chaconne for piano in a quasi organ/orchestral way, but he never surpassed that effort, only matched it with the prelude and fugue in D, but that was already an organpiece and it is musically less imposing.
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#2182963 - 11/15/13 05:13 PM Re: Bach-Busoni [Re: Orange Soda King]
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Originally Posted By: Orange Soda King
I played the Chaconne, and I want to do the Prelude and Fugue in D Major next. smile


I love the d major fugue, such a great piece for practising technique; but I've always had difficulty reaching those massive intervals in the non arpeg. sections
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#2182969 - 11/15/13 05:19 PM Re: Bach-Busoni [Re: Lingyis]
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I forgot to mention that Liszt didn't do a slight effort in transcribing the g-minor fantasy and fugue, equal in quality to the Busoni-chaconne.
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