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Chorale Preludes (Johann Sebastian Bach)

Arrangement for Piano by Ferruccio Busoni

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Arrangement for Piano by Ferruccio Busoni. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Christian Schaper, Ullrich Scheideler. Arranged by Ferruccio Busoni. Henle Music Folios. Classical. Softcover. 52 pages. G. Henle #HN1293. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481293).

Item Number: HL.51481293

9.25x12.25 inches.

Alongside the “Chaconne” for violin, the ten “Chorale Preludes” for organ are Busoni's best-known piano transcriptions of works by J. S. Bach. Unlike the “Chaconne,” which Busoni envisaged for concert performance, he transcribed the “Chorale Preludes” in “chamber-music style.” A great deal of this organ/piano edition can also be played by advanced amateurs. Henle is publishing Busoni's definitive version in the first modern Urtext edition with valuable fingering suggestions by Marc-André Hamelin. And what is more, in the appendix they are publishing an eleventh chorale prelude for the first time: Busoni's transcription of “Aus tiefer Not.” With regard to performing its six-part setting, the composer himself spoke of an “extreme performance limit” – but why not judge for yourself!

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