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

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

Ferruccio Busoni - Short Biography

Works

Work Title

No.

Year

F. Busoni: Introduction & Fugue on the Chorale Herzliebster Jesu, for orchestra (after J.S. Bach, BWV 244/3; incomplete)

KiV 186

1881

F. Busoni: Improvisation on the Bach Chorale Wie wohl ist mir, o Freund der Seele, for 2 pianos (after BWV 517)

KiV 271

1916

Prelude & Fugue in D major ("Little"), BWV 532, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B20

1888

Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV 533, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B26

1894

Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 545, transcribed for piano [Schirmer]

   

Prelude & Fugue in E flat major ("St. Anne"), BWV 552, transcribed for piano [Rahter]

KiV B22

1889

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B29
BBGA 7/3

1899

Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B29
BBGA 7/3

1899

Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (I), BWV 599, transcribed for piano [actually BWV 659]

   

Chorale Prelude In dir ist Freude, BWV 615, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/8

1898

Chorale Prelude Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf, BWV 617, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/6

1898

Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott, Schöpfer!, BWV 631, transcribed for piano

KiV B27/1

1898

Chorale Prelude Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verdebt, BWV 637, transcribed for piano

KiV B27/7a

1898

Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/5

1898

Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/2

1898

Chorale Prelude Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (II), transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/3

1898

Chorale Prelude Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 665, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/9

1898

Chorale Prelude Komm, Gott, Schöpfer!, BWV 667, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

   

Chorale Prelude Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr (V), BWV 675, transcribed for piano

   

Chorale Prelude Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686, transcribed for piano

KiV B21

1880

Chorale Prelude Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verdebt, BWV 705, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/7b

1898

Chorale Prelude Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B27/4

1898

Two-Part Inventions (15), BWV 772-786 & Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), BWV 787-801, transcriptions for piano

KiV B23

1892

Four Duets BWV 802-805, arrangements for piano

KiV B33

1915

WTC 1 BWV 846-869, arrangement for piano

KiV B25a

1894

F. Busoni: Widmung, arrangement for piano (after Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 from WTC 1)

KiV WoO

1914

WTC 2 BWV 870-893, arrangement for piano

KiV B25b

1916

WTC 2: Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 884, transcribed for 2 pianos [Breitkopf]

   

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903, arrangement for piano

KiV B31
BBGA 6/2

1902

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903, arranged for cello & piano

KiV B38
BBGA 7/7

1915

Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 904, transcribed for piano

KiV B41

1917

Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 905, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

   

Fantasia, Fugue, Andante & Scherzo, BWV 905/969/844, transcribed for piano

KiV B42
BBGA 7/7

1917

Fantasia, Adagio & Fugue, BWV 906/968, transcribed for piano

KiV B37

1915

Goldberg Variations BWV 988, free arrangement for piano (Part 1: Aria, Variations, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13; Part 2: Variations 17, 15, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25; Part 3: Variations 26, 28, Allegro finale, Quodlibet, Reprise) [Breitkopf]

KiV B35

1914

Aria & Variations in the Italian Style in A minor, BWV 989, arrangement for piano

KiV B44

1921

Sarabande & Partita in C major, BWV 990, transcribed for piano

KiV B43

1921

Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B34

1914

Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in E flat major, BWV 998, transcribed for piano [Breitkopf]

KiV B36

1915

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

KiV B24

1893

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcription for orchestra (incomplete)

KiV B45

?

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, transcription for piano & orchestra

KiV B28

1899

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052, transcription for 2 pianos [Breitkopf]

KiV B30

1900

Canonic Variations & Fugue from Musical Offering BWV 1079, transcribed for piano

KiV B40

1916

F. Busoni: Grosse Fuge, contrapuntal fantasy for piano (based on Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080)

KiV 255

1910

     

F. Busoni: Fantasia contrappuntistica (I), for piano ("Edizione definitiva") (described as an attempt to complete the unfinished final three-subject fugue in Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080, or an hommage to J.S. Bach & Die Kunst der Fuge BWV 1080)

KiV 256

1910

F. Busoni: Fantasia contrappuntistica (II), for piano ("Edizione minore")

KiV 256a

1912

F. Busoni: Fantasia contrappuntistica (III), for 2 pianos

KiV 256b

1921

Kenneth Leighton: Fantasia contrappuntistica (IV), for organ (arrangement of Busoni's composition)

KiV 256d

1956

Wilhelm Middelschulte: Fantasia Contrappuntistica (Homage to Bach) for piano, (arrangement of Busoni's composition)

Op. 24

1911

F. Busoni: Fantasia nach J.S. Bach, for piano

KiV 253

1909

Not listed

   

Gesammelte Ausgabe, collection of transcriptions & compositions in 7 volumes (BBGA)

KiV B20-42

1894

Eighteen Short Preludes and Fugues and a Fughetta, transcriptions (19) for piano (after J.S. Bach; BBGA 7:1)

KiV B32

1914

Chorale Preludes (10), transcriptions for piano (after J. S. Bach)

KiV B27

1898

Chorale Preludes (2), transcription for piano (after J.S. Bach, incomplete)

KiV B46

?

     

Links

Title

Description

Author/Webmaster

Ferruccio Busoni Discography

Comprehensive discography of all Busoni's works

 

Busoni Bach's Transcriptions

On Busoni's transciptions for piano; Busoni's pedaling in organ transciptions; Recommended Disques

Youngrok Lee

Bach Busoni Chaconne Discographie

   

Fantasia nach J. S. Bach, for piano, KiV 253

Composition Description

Jeremy Grimshaw / AMG

Fantasia contrappuntistica (I), for piano ("Edizione definitiva"), KiV 256

Composition Description

Joseph Stevenson / AMG

Fantasia contrappuntistica (II), for piano ("Edizione minore"), KiV 256a

Composition Description

Adrian Corleonis / AMG

Bach-Busoni Chaconne. A piano transcription analysis

Dissertation

Marina Fabrikant / DigitalCommon at University of Nebraska

Improvisation Über Bachsche Chorallied «Wie Wohl Ist Mir, O Freund Der Seele, Wenn Ich In Deiner Liebe Ruh» Für Zwei Klaviere

Analysis & list of recording

Larry Sitsky - Ulrich Prinz / Rondoni

     

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (March - July 2007)

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