Chaconne transcriptions

January 10, 2020, 8:34 PM · 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?

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January 10, 2020, 10:16 PM · 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.

There’s also an interesting orchestral arrangement of the Chaconne by Leopold Stokowski. I believe the Philadelphia Orchestra recorded it.

January 10, 2020, 10:18 PM · Didn't Ma-Thile-Meyer do it?
January 12, 2020, 3:09 PM · 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.
January 12, 2020, 4:29 PM · It was made for the guitar....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNEnzNHTkd8&feature=emb_logo
January 19, 2020, 6:14 PM · There is a viola transcription also, this one was recorded with a 16-inch viola made by me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBbZa8xBrFw
January 19, 2020, 6:24 PM · 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.

Recently heard one for wind ensemble--one instrument per voice, I don't see it on youtube. It was amazing what the different texture brought out.


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