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Topic: Bach/Busoni Chaconne  (Read 3780 times)

Offline pianowelsh

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Bach/Busoni Chaconne
on: December 24, 2004, 09:45:43 PM
Hi guys does anyone know which is a good edition of the Busoni transcription of the Chaconne of Bach from his Partita no2 for solo violin. (Bach/Busoni Chaconne D min).
Also any suggested recordings? non of the ones I have are 'GREAT' ::)

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #1 on: December 24, 2004, 11:53:54 PM
I have the Breitkopf Hartel edition of the Chaconne, its pretty good.  Easy to read on off white and well laid out.  This is the code for it if that makes it any easier for you to purchase: EB 2334.  I think it also comes in a Peters but I am not sure of that  :-\

The recording of this I have is by Fazil Say on Teldec Classics.  Its not bad, actually i quite like it, having said that I have no other recordings of it but I have heard it so many times at Piano Competitions.  This piece seems to have become really "fashionable" over the last few years.  Anyone else have thoughts on this....why has this piece all of a sudden become popular to play at Piano Competitions.  Don't get me wrong I LOVE this piece but why????

I also really like (and almost prefer) Brahms transcription of this for left hand alone.  Has anyone played this?
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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #2 on: December 25, 2004, 12:18:45 AM
I have the Schirmer edition.  Not always the best, but I found it easy to read. 
 
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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #3 on: December 25, 2004, 02:43:54 AM
Great recording: Bolet Carnegie recital (1974) & Alicia de Larrocha.

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #4 on: December 25, 2004, 04:00:39 AM
I bought the music from amazon - its a dover edition, and really not bad for the price.  For excellent recordings, I recommend Kissin and uuuuueuh some korean guy I cant remember the guy's name ....something ...Paik.  I most definately DO NOT recommend Bolet's recording its sooo boring and mechanical...
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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #5 on: December 25, 2004, 10:07:01 PM
My favourite recording is Weissenberg's.


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Offline SteinwayTony

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #6 on: December 26, 2004, 02:47:52 PM
If you're talking about sheet music, buy the Schirmer edition for $3.95.  It is the exact same as the Masters Music edition that sells for $6.50, and I think it even looks a little better.  I have never seen a B&H edition so I can't compare.

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #7 on: December 27, 2004, 09:42:49 PM
For the sheet music, I just bought the dover edition of Bach-Busoni transcription which contains other works as well (like the Toccata and Fugues in D-minor and C. I suggest Kissin for this piece because his playing is monumental and big like the work itself. IN the tender moments though he can be incredibly poetic.

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #8 on: December 29, 2004, 08:30:43 PM
 Thanks Guys! ;D. I don't think I'm quite brave enough for the Brahms version yet!!!! I think one reason it's becoming so popular is because the material it's built on is just SO good and its a great piece to bulk a programme and has everything (baroque alusions and dignity, lush harmony, plenty of technical difficulty and a great tune). You can tell I am currently stuck on it. Hey - the music justifies itself - I will snoop through these editions and check out the UK retail prices (music continues to get more and more expensive here! does it in US?) :-\

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #9 on: December 31, 2004, 01:14:27 AM
Thanks Guys! ;D. I don't think I'm quite brave enough for the Brahms version yet!!!! I think one reason it's becoming so popular is because the material it's built on is just SO good and its a great piece to bulk a programme and has everything (baroque alusions and dignity, lush harmony, plenty of technical difficulty and a great tune). You can tell I am currently stuck on it. Hey - the music justifies itself - I will snoop through these editions and check out the UK retail prices (music continues to get more and more expensive here! does it in US?) :-\

I bought my B&H in Australia, it cost $22.95 in aussie dollars which is a pretty penny in the US....music in Australia just keeps on getting more and more expensive and I keep shelling out more and more $$$ for example my Bartok Out of Doors Suite in a Universal edition cost me $78.00!!!! argh!!!!

Thank god it was worth it!!!!

Keep enjoying playing this piece it is beautiful and a very satisfying work!!  If you have time try some of Busoni solo piano works, my personal favourites are the Elegies...

dmk
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Offline quixoticcafe

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #10 on: December 31, 2004, 01:40:16 AM
Alexander Siolti also transcribed the Bach Chaconne after Busoni's Transcription and the Bach-Society Edition. It is published in the Carl Fisher book "The Alexander Siloti Collection" and also contains a bunch of really intretesting things including Liszt, and Chopin, and the often requested B minor Prelude based on BWV 855a from The ClavierBuchlein fur W F Bach.

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #11 on: December 31, 2004, 03:27:17 AM
This piece is so popular at piano competitions because in recital rounds, having a piece from the Baroque or Classical period to show your abilities to play extremely technically is almost always recommended, and this piece requires both a lot of precision, as do the Baroque pieces, but is closer to the general difficulty level of the Romantic Era, unlike Mozart, Scarlatti and Bach, so it is like a 2 for 1 thing.  This is my guess, anyway.

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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #12 on: January 09, 2005, 01:52:33 PM
hi I was just wondering if any of u could send me a copy of the Bussoni I cant seem 2 find a copy anywhere
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Re: Bach/Busoni Chaconne
Reply #13 on: January 09, 2005, 11:00:41 PM
hi I was just wondering if any of u could send me a copy of the Bussoni I cant seem 2 find a copy anywhere

www.burtnco.com

Schirmer edition is $3.95.
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