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Fran Schubert: Piano Sonata in D major, D 850; Drei Klavierstuecke D 946
Claude Debussy: (Complete) Preludes. Book I, II [2-album set]
George Gershwin: (Complete) Published Piano Works
Frédérich Chopin: Scherzos Op. 20, 31, 39, 54; Polonaise Op. 53 'Eroic'; Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
Frédérich Chopin: Piano Works, IV (Valses Op. 34; Nocturnes Op. 32; Sonata No. 2 Op. 35; Mazurkas Op. 30)
Frédérich Chopin: Piano Works, III (Ballades Op. 23, 38, 52; Mazurkas Op. 50; Impromptu Op. 51; Polonaise Op. 53 'Eroic')
Frédérich Chopin: Piano Works, II (Sonata No. 3 Op. 58; Valses Op. 64; Mazurkas Op. 59; Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partitas No. 1 BWV 825; No. 5, BWV 829; No. 6, BWV 830
Franz Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, S 161 - Italie
Johann Sebastian Bach: Partitas No. 2 BWV 826; No. 3, BWV 827; No. 4, BWV 828

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Ferruccio Busoni: Piano Transcriptions after J.S. Bach [2-album set]
Sandro Ivo Bartoli
 
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20th Century
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720189873126
2014

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Ferruccio Busoni was a Italian pianist who revolutionised piano transcription, truly bringing it into the modern era. At a time when transcriptions of organ music for piano clung tightly to the Romantic tradition, Busoni had the courage to take an interpretative, emancipatory approach, bringing out all of the unique qualities of the piano in his work, while remaining faithful to the core of Bach’s compositions. The comparable virtues of “rhythmic precision [and] greater impetuosity” which he attributed to the piano are very much audible in this extraordinary album, from the delightful Prelude and Fugue in D major to the grandiose and virtuosic Two Toccatas, which Busoni placed at the very top of his ascending scale of difficulty for the transcriptions. The moods in this set range from soaring, majestic pieces that seem to aim straight at the heavens to poignant moments of the most sublime intimacy. At the time, Busoni’s transcriptions were popular and controversial in equal parts, but his enduring success is manifest in the fact that today, his name has become inextricably linked with Bach. Perhaps most crucial to this achievement was, as album artist Sandro Ivo Bartoli puts it, his “lifelong, esoteric flirtation with achieving the impossible”. -Brilliant Classics

 

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Recorded @: Auditorium Puccini, Torre del Lago, 2014
Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
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