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Bach-Busoni
Piano Transcriptions of Bach’s Works & Works inspired by Bach, by Ferruccio Busoni
Recordings - Part 1

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019

Recordings 1900-1949

1

Great Composers At The Keyboard: Busoni [T-1]
Ferruccio Busoni Piano: Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven [K-2]

Bach-Busoni: Chaconne (Mvt. 5) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed for piano [13:34]

Ferruccio Busoni (Piano)

Fonè
Melodiya M10-43479-80

1920-1921

CD / TT: 74:50
LP / TT:

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2

Busoni and His Legacy: Piano Recordings by Busoni, Ley, Petri [K-1]
Chopin, Bach, Alkan and others
[K-1]
Ferruccio Busoni Piano: Bach, Liszt, Chopin, Beethoven [K-2]

Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734, transcribed for piano [1:51]

Ferruccio Busoni (Piano)

Arbiter
Symposium
Melodiya M10-43479-80

Feb 27, 1922

CD / TT: 71:40
CD / TT: 73:58
LP / TT:

Recorded in London, England.
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3

The Great Female Pianists: Vol. 1 - Masters of the Piano Roll Series [K-1]

Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude for Whitsuntide, BWV ??? [2:03]

Myra Hess (Piano) [Rolls]

Dal Segno

1924-1926

CD / TT: 73:11

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4

The Young Horowitz and Rubinstein Play Again [T-1]

 

Bach-Busoni: Prelude & Fugue in D major, BWV 532, transcribed for piano []

Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)

Sony Superscope

Jan / Feb 1926 (?)

LP / TT:

Recorded at M. Welte & Söhne Studios, Freiburg, Germany (Piano Roll).

5

Welte-Mignon Piano Rolls (1926) [T-2]

Bach-Busoni: Adagio from Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, transcribed for piano []

Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)

Intercord

Jan / Feb 1926 (?)

CD / TT:

Recorded at M. Welte & Söhne Studios, Freiburg, Germany (Piano Roll).

6

Bach: Sarabande e Partita [T-1]
Michael Zadora: The Complete Recordings, 1922-1938 [T-1]

Bach-Busoni:Sarabande & Partita in C major, BWV 990, transcribed for piano (abridged) [7:27]

Michael Zadora (Michael von Zadora) (Piano)

Polydor 27046
APR 6008

1929

78 rpm
2-CD / TT: 138:44

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7

Egon Petri: His Recordings 1929-1942, Vol. 3 [K-6]

6. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano []
7. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude In dir ist Freude, BWV 615, transcribed for piano []
8. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, transcribed for piano []
9. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734, transcribed for piano []
10. F. Busoni: Fantasia nach J.S. Bach, for piano, KiV 253 []

Egon Petri (Piano)

APR

1929-1942

2-CD / TT: 119:00

 

8

Edwin Fischer Plays Bach, Vol. 2 [K-3]
Edwin Fischer [K-7]
J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 (Great Pianists) (1925-1950) [T-1]

 

Bach-Busoni: Prelude & Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 ("St. Anne"), transcribed for piano [15:14 / 15:07]

Edwin Fischer (Piano)

Victrola 7960 A & B and 7961 A & B [2B-6647 (III), 2B-6648 (II), 2B-6649 (II), 2B-6650 (I)]
Pearl
Pearl
Naxos Historical 8.111119

Apr 25, 1933

78 rpm
2-CD / TT: 153:14
CD / TT:
CD / TT: 79:47

Recorded at Studio No. 3 Abbey Road, London, England.
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9

Vladimir Horowitz - Recordings 1930-1951 [T-3]
J.S. Bach: Clavier Works
Vladimir Horowitz, Piano: Early Recordings 1928 Through 1947

 

Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734, transcribed for piano [2:02]

Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)

EMI Reference
History
Andante

May 6, 1934

3-CD / TT: 179:31
CD / TT: 42:40
CD / TT:

Recorded at Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London, England.
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10

Great Pianists - J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions [T-1]

Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, transcribed for piano [6:39, 4:39, 4:39]

Arthur Rubinstein (Piano)

Naxos Historical (from Victor)

Nov 26&28, 1934

CD / TT: 67:39

 

11

Busoni/Egon Petri: Complete Original Recordings [K-4]

F. Busoni: Fantasia nach J.S. Bach, for piano, KiV 253 [8:48]

Egon Petri (Piano)

Pearl

Oct 1937

CD / TT: 77:18

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12

Bach-Busoni: Chaconne [T-1]

 

Bach-Busoni: Chaconne (Mvt. 5) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed for piano []

Johana Harris (Piano)

RCA Victor

Jun 24, 1938

4 x 78 rpm

Recorded in New York City, New York, USA.

13

Borowsky Plays Liszt [O-1]

Bach-Busoni: Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, arranged [18:39]

Eugene Bigot

Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra

Alexander Borowsky

Pearl

Late 1930's ?

2-CD / TT: 143:00

 

14

Edwin Fischer plays Bach, Vol. 1 [K-2]

Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano [3:19]

Edwin Fischer (Piano)

Pearl

1941

2-CD / TT: 149:52

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
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15

Egon Petri, Vol. 2 [K-2]

1. Bach-Busoni: Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat major, BWV 998, arrangement [7:34]
2. Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, transcribed for piano [4:33]
3: Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, transcribed for piano [3:08]

Egon Petri (Piano)

Pearl

1942 [2-3]; 1948 [1]

CD / TT: 78:17

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16

The Horowitz Collection: Brahms & Beethoven [T-4]
J.S. Bach: Clavier Works

Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, transcribed for piano [5:20]

Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)

RCA Victor
History

Sep 6, 1947

CD / TT: 64:26
CD / TT: 42:40

Recorded at Republic Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
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J.S. Bach (arr. Busoni): Toccata in C major [T-1]

 

Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, transcribed for piano: Toccata []

Jacob Lateiner (Piano)

Columbia Unissued [mx. XCO-39511-39513

Dec 3, 1947

3 x 78 rpm

Recorded at Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Source: CHARM & DISMARC

J.S. Bach (arr. Busoni), Work: Fugue. From Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major (Peters Volume III, No. 6) [T-2]

 

Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, transcribed for piano: Fugue []

Jacob Lateiner (Piano)

Columbia Unissued 73096-D; MM 960 [mx. XCO-39554

Dec 8, 1947
May 31, 1950
Jun 15, 1950

3 x 78 rpm

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City, New York, USA.
Source: CHARM & DISMARC

17

Yakov Flier - Russian Piano School: Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Debussy [T-1]

Bach-Busoni: Chaconne (Mvt. 5) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed for piano [13:49]

Yakov Flier (Piano)

Russian Compact Disc RCD-16284

1947

CD / TT: 73:47

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18

? [T-2]

Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, transcribed for piano []

Solomon (Piano)

EMI

May 20, 1948

LP / TT:

Recorded at Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

19

Schumann: Carnaval; Brahms: "Paganini" Variations; Bach-Busoni: Chaconne
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Références)
[T-1]

 

Bach-Busoni: Chaconne (Mvt. 5) from Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed for piano []

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)

EMI Classics / Arkadia / Classic Voice / EMI Références / EMI Italiana / EMI Japan / EMI / Musical Heritage Society / Nota Blu / Piano Library / The 50s

Oct 27, 1948

CD

Recorded in London, England.
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20

Bach - Schumann - Liszt [T-1]
Bach - Mozart

Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, transcribed for piano []

Grigory Ginzburg (Piano)

Melodiya D4634
Melodiya D27715
Arlecchino ARL A22

1948

10"LP / TT:
LP / TT:
CD / TT: 46:06

 

21

Percy Grainger Plays... [T-1]

Bach-Busoni: Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano [2:49]

Percy Grainger (Piano)

Pearl

1948

CD / TT: 78:27

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22

Bach: Toccata In C Major. Fugue [T-1]
The First HMV Recordings, 1949-1951
[T-1]

Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, transcribed for piano [16:08]

Gina Bachauer (piano)

HMV CLP-3969-3970 [mx. 2EA-13959-13962]
APR 5643

Jun 10, 1949

78 rpm
CD / TT: 76:53

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Complete Recordings 1950-1959>

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (March 2007 - April 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Teddy Kaufman (April-May 2007), Farhan Malik (October 2011)

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