What are your favorite transcriptions of Bach’s Chaconne from the D minor partita? Does anyone know if Glenn Gould made a recording? What do you think of Brahms's transcription?
There’s also a good arrangement for piano by Busoni of the Chaconne. Many pianists including Arthur Rubinstein have played it marvelously. I’m not sure if Gould recorded the Chaconne - it would be right up his alley.
Didn't Ma-Thile-Meyer do it?
Winsome Evans, a Baroque music specialist from Australia, has transcribed all of the S&P, as well as the cello suites, for harpsichord, and has recorded them as well.
It was made for the guitar....
There is a viola transcription also, this one was recorded with a 16-inch viola made by me.
My favorite are for guitar. Parkening did a good job with his rendition. Verdery probably did a good job, but my CG knowledge has atrophied a bit. It strikes me as the closest thing to the violin version as you can get--with some of the mental sustain-pedal that listeners have to use built in.
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