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Bach Piano Transcriptions Vol 2 - Busoni / Demidenko

Album Summary

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Fantasia, Adagio e Fuga, transcription for piano (after J. S. Bach, BWV 906/968), KiV B37
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Komm, Gott, Schöpfer!, transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 631; Ten Chorale Preludes no 1
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Praeludium & Fuge, transcription for piano in E minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 533), KiV B26
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Praeludium & Fuge, transcription for piano in D major (after J. S. Bach, BWV 532), KiV B20
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 617; Ten Choral
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verdebt (I), transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 637; Ten Choral
>Busoni, Ferruccio : In dir ist Freude, transcription for piano (after J. S. Bach, BWV 615; Ten Chorale Preludes no 9),
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 665; Ten Chorale Prelud
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24
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Notes & Reviews:

Following the success of Nikolai Demidenko's first disc of Busoni's transcriptions of Bach (HYP 66566), here he completes the project. Busoni developed an individual approach to re-casting Bach's organ works for the piano, and utilizes a full range of sonorities to recreate the sound and effects of the organ. These transcriptions were so popular during Busoni's lifetime that his wife was once introduced by a society patron as "Mrs. Bach-Busoni"!

'Enthusiastically recommended' (Fanfare, USA)

'[Demidenko's] performances capture the smouldering long lines and Gothic grandeur inherent in Busoni's textural transformations of the originals' (International Record Review)

'Demidenko plays them all with great panache and limitless technical command, clearly relishing the vast array of colour that Busoni's fertile imagination encourages' (The Guardian)

'Nikolai Demidenko performs all the music here with admirable devotion ... The playing throughout this enterprising recital cannot be faulted' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Demidenko's full-blooded readings of the D major Prelude and Fugue BWV 532 and the monumental D minor Chaconne from BWV 1004 have the necessary tingle factor, backed by sensational recorded sound' (Music Week)

'From the opening notes of the Fantasia, Adagio and Fugue with which the CD begins there is a lightness, vivacity and ease to Demidenko's playing which engages the attention' (Pianist)

'Demidenko rend un somoptueux hommage à l'art de Busoni, dont ces compositions constituent elles-mêmes un vibrant hommage au génie de Bach' (Répertoire, France)

'Il [Nikolai Demidenko] possède une véritable affinité et une intelligence de cette musique, qui apparaît très claire, sinon toujours à son maximum d'éxpressivité. Voici une approche convaincante de ces transcriptions' (Classica, France)

'This is some of the most colossal piano playing I've ever heard. In its nobility, its grandeur, its multi-dimensionality and its astounding command of piano sonorities, it's worth the price of admission by itself' (Piano Magazine)



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>Busoni, Ferruccio : Fantasia, Adagio e Fuga, transcription for piano (after J. S. Bach, BWV 906/968), KiV B37
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Komm, Gott, Schöpfer!, transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 631; Ten Chorale Preludes no 1
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Praeludium & Fuge, transcription for piano in E minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 533), KiV B26
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Praeludium & Fuge, transcription for piano in D major (after J. S. Bach, BWV 532), KiV B20
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 617; Ten Choral
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verdebt (I), transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 637; Ten Choral
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Busoni, Ferruccio : In dir ist Freude, transcription for piano (after J. S. Bach, BWV 615; Ten Chorale Preludes no 9),
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, BWV 665; Ten Chorale Prelud
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24
  • Performer: Nikolai Demidenko (Piano)
  • Notes: Forde Abbey, Chard, Somerset, England (08/27/2001-08/29/2001)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893