Recorded on 02/22/2005, uploaded on 01/26/2009
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
scored for organ solo, this chorale prelude is heard here in transcriptions by
Italian pianist-composer Ferruccio Busoni. Though purists often exhibit disdain
for Busoni's liberties with the original material, it is in part thanks to him
that this sublime music lives on in concert halls in an age when organ recitals
are increasingly rare. A true master in
the fine art of transcription, note how Busoni uses doubled octaves to recreate
the organ pedal parts. In comparison to
many of Busoni's transcriptions, this one is only of moderate technical
difficulty. However, the dense polyphonic textures present a completely
different challenge for the player. Jason Peterson
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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