Bach’s “Ich ruf zu Dir” I heard it first in a transcription for solo piano by Busoni, but discovered that there are also versions for cello and piano. Album · · 1 nummer. Beschikbaar met een Apple Music-abonnement. Probeer het gratis. Check out J.S. Bach: Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV (Transcribed For Piano By Ferruccio Busoni) by Anna Gourari on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free.

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Lasting about three minutes, this piece is a lovely transcription that transports the Baroque religious serenity of the Bach organ original to the post-Romantic age, where its music is clothed in warm, idiomatic piano sonorities.

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Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

Original compositions Adaptations Bach-Busoni Editions. The Bach-Busoni Editions are a series of publications by the Italian pianist – composer Ferruccio Busoni — containing primarily piano gusoni of keyboard music by Johann Sebastian Bach. While Busoni also transcribed many works by Lisztit was J. He can and does take this quite slowly, as the organ is capable of sustaining notes indefinitely, unlike the piano where the sound will, eventually, decay and die away, making icn slow a tempo somewhat inadvisable.

And finally for two on the cello: The music of the Bach-Busoni editions is now in the public domain and has been selectively reissued by other publishers:.


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Chamber music and orchestral works by, and transcriptions after, Johann Sebastian Bach. Busoni’s arrangement for piano, performed by Chiara Bertoglio, courtesy of Musopen 3: Dinu Lipatti, CD 1. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Since a piano produces tones in an analogous manner, by the striking of the string with a felt-covered hammer, the adaptation of music written for such instruments to piano often requires very little, if any, alteration.

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Expressing the inexpressible?: Bach’s “Ich ruf zu Dir”

Busoni fashioned numerous piano arrangements of compositions by BeethovenSpohrMendelssohnBrahmsWagnerWeilland others. The blog’s title refers to a quote from Aldous Huxley. That said, it is emotionally cooler than the Beethoventinged with a strong sense of religious devotion; the full title from the Bach original is, after all, Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ I call to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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The New Cassell’s German Dictionary. Lise de la Salle plays Bach, Liszt. He doesn’t have that same bold sound that the three Russians do perhaps by choicebut also shows greater care for phrasing, and more interest in the accompaniment. Introspection Late Night Partying.

I admit that I am not an organ aficionado, but I have to say the relentlessly sustained quality of the organ is almost hard to take for me in this piece.

I didn’t know this piece at all before this evening, and now have listened to it about a dozen times – and I feel better than I did before I listened to it.


The organ, because of the full tone and sometimes bueoni sound, as in, for example, Toccata and Fugue in D minorand, in addition, the use of the feet with the pedalboardpresents a particular challenge in piano transcription. Bach Klavierwerke and the Bach-Busoni Collected Edition Bach-Busoni Gesammelte Ausgabewhich busonj first issued in 6 volumes inand subsequently in 7 volumes in A German-English online dictionary; web site is in German.

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Do you know of another recording that you prefer? But her laser beam of sound makes it possible to sustain the line even at this tempo.

Wilhelm Kempff – playing his arrangement, which to my ear is hardly different at all from Busoni’s. Busoni issued his Bach editions over a nearly year span in two collections: This evening, I was feeling a bit down and happened upon a piece by Bach I vusoni know: Compositions by Ferruccio Busoni.

Not long afterward, the family returned to Triesteand his father, Ferdinando, a professional clarinetist, went on tour. The damper pedalwhich enables other strings in the instrument to vibrate in sympathy with the played string, provided the possibility of further augmentation and enrichment of the sound.