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Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano (Piano, left hand) - Advanced
Arrangement for Piano, Left-Hand. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). Edited by Valerie Woodring Goertzen. Arranged by Johannes Brahms. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 20 pages. G. Henle #HN1187. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481187).

Item Number: HL.51481187

ISBN 9790201811871. 9x12 inches.

The D-minor Chaconne is undoubtedly the most famous movement of all of Bach's 6 Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo. So it is hardly surprising that it has seen many arrangements. Johannes Brahms marvelled at how a single staff of music could offer “a whole world of the deepest thoughts and the mightiest emotions”. He promptly made his own arrangement; it is for left hand alone, in order to come close to the restrictive framework of the original. He wrote enthusiastically: “A similar degree of difficulty, the manner of technique, the arpeggios – everything comes together to make me feel like a violinist!” This Henle Urtext edition by Valerie Woodring-Goertzen is based on the text of the new Brahms Complete Edition. In her foreword she also offers fascinating details aboutthe compositional history of this unusual work.

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