Bach - Hyphenated

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Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Post by Witzelsucht » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:55 pm

You can see some preview pages of the Mozart quartets transcriptions by Cara here: http://www.santinocara.com/en/music/boo ... orte-solo/ It doesn't seem to make for the most comfortable sight-reading or playing, in my opinion, but it still looks acceptably good. They certainly all seem to be actual transcriptions, Timtin, which, by the way, I also always prefer to concert arrangements, fantasies, paraphrases et al. Nothing wrong with that, but it just doesn't do it to me as something like, say, Liszt's transcriptions of Beethoven's 9 symphonies, which are much more faithful to the original works.

I think Felix Guenther sums it up well enough in the preface to his own transcriptions of 24 Bach Chorale preludes, which Scriabinoff kindly uploaded here:

"Liszt and Busoni, the great masters of a new technique of writing for the piano, have in their transcriptions of Bach's organ works, tried to reproduce the orchestral sound of the modern organ. No sensible musician will deny that in these transcriptions, Bach's works achieve a massive and even overwhelming effect. But the question remains whether these transcriptions, which are definitely in the neo-romantic mood of the late 19th century, are in the spirit of Bach's style. The original scores of his Choral Preludes are exceptionally unpretentious. He never resorted to any type of over-emphasis. (...) In the transcriptions of Bach's Choral Preludes in this book, I have tried to keep Bach's musical personality as it is revealed in his original scores. (...) My transcriptions are simply reproductions, for the use of pianists, of organ works as Bach himself would have played them."
"ʻO ke alehulā ia, a ʻo ke kemowi ʻakekelo,
Ua kalaʻai a kāpoʻopoʻo ma ka makie,
Ua malāoa nā pōkūkū,
A kūhīhō nā poʻakaina ʻāiʻa."

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Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Post by kroket » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:58 pm

Emperor Joseph maybe would have said: "Too many notes, dear mr. Cara"...
The transcriptions certainly aren't easy.
As a sample here's mov. 1 of the String quartet Timtin transcribed also,
to make a comparison for one yourself.
Mozart String quartet K173 mov. 1 arr. 2 H Cara (sample).pdf
Greetings, kroket
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Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Post by Timtin » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 am

Thank you Kroket for the sample file. Just glancing at it briefly,
there do seem to be some very large stretches in a few bars,
which Cara has written as broken chords.

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Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Post by ever » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:51 am

Dear All
Who can upload the piano score for the beautiful transcription by James Friskin of Bach's
"Gottes Zeit its die allerbeste Zeit"?

kind regards, Kees

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Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Post by kroket » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:02 am

ever wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:51 am
Dear All
Who can upload the piano score for the beautiful transcription by James Friskin of Bach's
"Gottes Zeit its die allerbeste Zeit"?
kind regards, Kees
I don't have the score of the Friskin arrangement, but:

Seymour Bernstein published his adaptation of the Friskin arrangement.
https://manducamusic.com/shop/prelude-f ... este-zeit/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idREATkJrnc

On IMSLP there is a transcription for piano solo of this score by J. Erdos.
And here is a transcription by R. Ehrmann (Corona collection).

Greetings,
kroket
Bach arr. 2H R. Ehrmann Gottes Zeit (Actus tragicus).pdf
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Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Post by ever » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:15 pm

Thanks a lot for your info and the files.
with Regards, Kees

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