J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Transcribed by Busoni (complete edition)

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Pietro Spada
Instrumentation:Piano
Individual Works:Disc 1:

Chaconne BWV 1004
Prelude & Fugue BWV 533
Prelude & Fugue BWV 552
Toccata, Adagio & Fugue BWV 564

Disc 2:

Toccata & Fugue BWV 565
Prelude & Fuge BWV 532
Choral Preludes BWV 615, BWV 617, BWV 631, BWV 637, BWV 639, BWV 645, BWV 659, BWV 665, BWV 734

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Frequenz
Catalog Number:011-051
Year Released/Recorded:1989
Total Playing Time:2 discs
times not given
Comments:All the transcriptions for piano: Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)

Jan Hanford said:

These transcriptions of Bach organ works by Busoni are sometimes a little heavy but are also sometimes lovely. This wonderful performance by Peitro Spada is a nice balance between the dramatic and the sensitive. His performance of powerful passages is, thankfully, understated so the piano does not crash unpleasantly. His lighter touch on the Choral Preludes is extremely nice making this recording very enjoyable and highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:From the collectionof Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:03/28/2003