Busoni: Piano Transcriptions [Box Set]

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
It takes not only super-virtuoso technique to play Ferruccio Busoni's piano transcriptions and paraphrases, but brains, soul, and especially guts, and pianist Holger Groschopp has everything it takes. For this four-disc Capriccio set, Groschopp has recorded all of Busoni's transcriptions and paraphrases, including seven that have never been recorded before. The familiar works are here the "Carmen Fantasy" and the "Chaconne" transcription, along with less well-known works the "Don Giovanni Serenade" and the "Magic Flute Chorale", and hitherto unknown works the "Fantasy" on Goldmark's "Merlin" and Mozart's "C minor Fugue". Groschopp has the speed, the dexterity, and the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
It takes not only super-virtuoso technique to play Ferruccio Busoni's piano transcriptions and paraphrases, but brains, soul, and especially guts, and pianist Holger Groschopp has everything it takes. For this four-disc Capriccio set, Groschopp has recorded all of Busoni's transcriptions and paraphrases, including seven that have never been recorded before. The familiar works are here the "Carmen Fantasy" and the "Chaconne" transcription, along with less well-known works the "Don Giovanni Serenade" and the "Magic Flute Chorale", and hitherto unknown works the "Fantasy" on Goldmark's "Merlin" and Mozart's "C minor Fugue". Groschopp has the speed, the dexterity, and the strength to bring off the most technically difficult pieces, along with the intelligence, the character, and the charisma to make the most interpretively difficult pieces compelling. Although there have been recordings of some of these works that go deeper than Groschopp's Michelangeli's reading of the "Chaconne," for instance, remains one of the marvels of recorded history, anyone interested in Busoni's music will want to hear these recordings, especially in Capriccio's clean, but atmospheric digital sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • Label: Capriccio
  • UPC: 845221070155
  • Catalog Number: 7015
  • Sales rank: 112,095

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sonatina super Carmen, for piano (No. 6), KiV 284 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (10:57)
  2. 2 Chorale Preludes (6), transcriptions for piano (after Johannes Brahms Op. 122), KiV B50 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (24:51)
  3. 3 Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (2:19)
  4. 4 Écossaisen, concert arrangements (3) for piano (after Beethoven, WoO 83), KiV B47 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (8:30)
  5. 5 Klavierstück, concert transcription for piano (after Schoenberg, Op. 11/2), KiV B97 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (9:15)
  6. 6 Siegfrieds Trauermarsch aus der Götterdämmerung, transcription for piano (after Richard Wagner), KiV B111 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (8:24)
  7. 7 Konzert-Fantasie über Motive aus der Oper "Merlin," paraphrase for piano (after Goldmark), KiV B55 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (0:47)
  8. 8 Grosse Fuge, contrapuntal fantasy for piano (based on J.S. Bach, BWV 1080), KiV 255 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (11:47)
  9. 9 Scherzo, transcription for piano (after Novácek, String Quartet No. 1 in E minor), KiV B95 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (1:44)
  10. 10 Andantino from the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 9 in E flat, transcripttion for piano (after Mozart, K. 271), KiV B84 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (1:19)
  11. 11 Klavier- Übung, collection of etudes for piano in 10 volumes, KiV deest: Variation-Study after Mozart No. 1, Serenade from - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (2:40)
  12. 12 Barcarolle, transcription for piano (after Offenbach), KiV deest - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (2:53)
  13. 13 Klavier- Übung, collection of etudes for piano in 10 volumes, KiV deest: Variations on Gondoliera from Liszt's Venezia e Na - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (13:11)
  14. 14 Fantasy & Fugue on the Chorale "Ad nos, ad salutarem undam", for piano (after Meyerbeer/Lizst S. 259), KiV B59 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (19:59)
  15. 15 Widmung, arrangement for piano (after J. S. Bach), KiV WoO - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (16:28)
  16. 16 Praeludium & Fuge, transcription for piano in E flat major "St. Anne" (after J. S. Bach, BWV 552), KiV B22 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (13:40)
  17. 17 Kurze Stück zur Pflege des polyphonen Spiels, etudes (5, 6 or 7) for piano (Klavier-Übung I), KiV 296: No. 5 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (4:00)
  18. 18 Fugue, transcription for piano in C minor (after Mozart KV 546, incomplete), KiV B94 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (4:09)
  19. 19 An die Jugend, pieces (4) for piano, KiV 254: No. 3 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (3:51)
  20. 20 Fantasy on Motives from "Der Barbier von Bagdad," paraphrase for piano (after Cornelius), KiV B52 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (9:20)
  21. 21 Fantasia nach J. S. Bach, for piano, KiV 253 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (12:09)
  22. 22 Mephisto-Waltzer, transcription for piano (after Liszt), KiV B61 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (12:13)
  23. 23 Klavier- Übung, collection of etudes for piano in 10 volumes, KiV deest: Nach Mendelssohn (after Mendelssohn), BV Anhang 1 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (1:07)
  24. 24 Praeludium & Fuge, transcription for piano in E minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 533), KiV B26 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (4:52)
  25. 25 Ouvertüre, transcription for piano in E minor (after Schubert, D. 648), KiV B104 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (6:33)
  26. 26 Klavier- Übung, collection of etudes for piano in 10 volumes, KiV deest: Prelude in G major (from Klavierübung Part V, Op. - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (1:00)
  27. 27 Zehn Variationen über das Prelude von F. Chopin Op. 28/20 in C minor, K. 293 (Klavierübung II/1), Op. 22, KiV 213a - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (12:19)
  28. 28 Canto e Valse, for piano (edited by Ronald Stevenson), KiV deest - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (3:09)
  29. 29 An die Jugend, pieces (4) for piano, KiV 254: 4. Introduzione e Capriccio (Paganinesco) - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (6:23)
  30. 30 Drei Albumblätter, for piano, KiV 289: 3. Albumleaf (in the style of a Choral Prelude) - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (4:50)
  31. 31 Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book II, arrangement for piano (after J. S. Bach BWV 870-893), KiV B25b: Praeludium 3 in C sharp major - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (1:35)
  32. 32 Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book II, arrangement for piano (after J. S. Bach BWV 870-893), KiV B25b: Praeludium 21 in B flat major - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (2:00)
  33. 33 An die Jugend, pieces (4) for piano, KiV 254: 2. Study after Bach's Well-tempered Clavier - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (4:28)
  34. 34 Sonatina brevis in signo Joannis Sebastini Magni, for piano (No. 5), KiV 280 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (5:07)
  35. 35 Fantasy on Two Motives from "Le Nozze di Figaro," transcription for piano (after Lizst, S. 697), KiV B66 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (15:25)
  36. 36 Klavier- Übung, collection of etudes for piano in 10 volumes, KiV deest: Nach Goubod (after Gounod), BV Anhang 1 - Ferruccio Busoni & Ferruccio Busoni (1:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Holger Groschopp Primary Artist
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