Busoni: Piano Transcriptions [Box Set]

Busoni: Piano Transcriptions [Box Set]

by Holger GroschoppHolger Groschopp

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2009
Label: Capriccio
UPC: 0845221070155
catalogNumber: 7015
Rank: 64007

Tracks

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

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