Favourite transcribed work
What would be your favourite transcribed work for your instrument (or in general)? Can be to work on or just listen to. Mine is arpeggione sonata for viola
Right now, I have a bug for this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-10F3fNEEg
Not sure about my favourite, but I am currently looking at various baroque flute pieces but played on violin (which isn't my original idea but I think it works really well). I've looked through the Telemann Fantasias which are wonderful pieces, and also starting to play the Bach Flute Partita. Here was yesterday's effort.
Pictures at an Exhibition. The original piano piece is still my favorite though.
Vladimir Horowitz's transcription of "Stars and Stripes Forever" is on the same level as the epic Rachmaninoff transcriptions. I read somewhere that Horowitz decided to never share the music with anyone because he was annoyed that people were coming to his recitals just to her this one piece.
I like the violin versions Kreisler made of Chopin nocturnes. I also really like the orchestration of Debussy's Petite Suite by Henri Büsser. Just two examples.
Not sure. Typically a lot of Spanish composers wrote for piano, not guitar, and the guitar versions are transcriptions without people realising.
Continuing the Spanish theme - Albeniz Tango arranged by Dushkin (I prefer it to the Kreisler arrangement).
For my instrument: Brahms E-flat clarinet sonata transcribed for viola. Also the Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia (transcribed for violin and viola).
I agree with the Brahms clarinet sonata! Such a lovely piece.
I love the de Falla Suite Populaire Espagnol, transcribed for fiddle. Originally songs. The sixth movement is a particular fave (Jota) - lots of Flamenco-like guitar plucking.
Some good choices everyone