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Topic: Brahms / Bach  (Read 1316 times)

Offline edouard

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Brahms / Bach
on: April 05, 2005, 04:43:36 PM
Hello there,

Does anyone play Brahms' transcription for lh of Bach's Chaconne? (not the Busoni version, that is)
I was just curious about some fingerings, I have the whole thing fingered but wanted to check a couple of things before learning it proper (esp. the fast passage before the part in the D major). Maybe could you PM me if you can discuss it with me!

best,

edward

Offline Daevren

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Re: Brahms / Bach
Reply #1 on: April 05, 2005, 04:54:26 PM
I didn't know Brahms did a version. How does it compare to Busoni? Some people dislike Busoni as a composer, I don't. But a Brahms version sounds interesting too.

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Re: Brahms / Bach
Reply #2 on: April 05, 2005, 06:30:27 PM
The one for left hand alone?  I was going to try this for a while, but then I was like:   "no"

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Re: Brahms / Bach
Reply #3 on: April 06, 2005, 10:18:01 PM
I haven't played the transcription, only the original.  I only heard about the Brahms recently, in reading his letters to Clara.  I guess he did the transcription for her, and it coincided with a time that she had hurt her right hand and was only using LH, only he did it and sent it to her before he knew about this.  Doesn't sound like a true story, but it's in the letters, so...
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