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Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:55 pm
by Witzelsucht
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."

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:58 pm
by kroket
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

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 am
by Timtin
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.

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:51 am
by ever
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

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:02 am
by kroket
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

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:15 pm
by ever
Thanks a lot for your info and the files.
with Regards, Kees

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 7:35 am
by LDoc
Hello everyone,

Does anyone know if the following has been transcribed from organ to piano: Herr Jesus Christ, dich zu uns wend, BWV 709?

I've found a Bach-Feinberg BWV 655 version, but it's very different.

Hopeful, and much appreciated. Thanks.

Leon

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:39 pm
by HTIEKFR
Scriabinoff wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:07 am
Would like to add a request (I believe they are out of print. I'm having a super hard time finding any hard copy scores, only a few example of scans about on the interwebs):

Dmitry Kabalevsky did some transcriptions. I have these:
Toccata & Fugue in D minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538, transcribed for piano
Prelude & Fugue in C minor ("Arnstadt"), BWV 549
Eight Little Preludes and Fugues:

Prelude & Fugue in C major, BWV 553, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 1)
Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV 554, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 2)
Prelude & Fugue in E minor, BWV 555, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 3)
Prelude & Fugue in F major, BWV 556, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 4)
Prelude & Fugue in G major, BWV 557, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 5)
Prelude & Fugue in G minor, BWV 558, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 6)
Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV 559, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 7)
Prelude & Fugue in B flat major, BWV 560, transcribed for piano (Eight Little Preludes and Fugues, No. 8)


am looking for:
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565,
Trio Sonata No. 2 in C minor, BWV 526


I believe that's all he did, if anyone has an example I missed, would also be super greatful if that can post.
Many Thanks!

PS came accross this index of Bach transcriptions by composer, thought I'd share as a good FYI
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/NVD/PT.htm
Hello
I'm looking for the preludes and fugues transcribed by Kabalevsky especially the sixth one BWV 558
Would it be possible to get a scan of this one please as I cannot locate it anywhere ?
Thanks
Thierry

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:23 pm
by mballan
Bach Short Prelude & Fugues transcribed by Kabalevsky duly attached.

Malcolm
Bach arr. Kabalevsky - Eight Short Preludes & Fugues - arr. Piano solo (Russian ed).pdf

Re: Bach - Hyphenated

Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:30 pm
by Jim Faston
An alternate edition of the 8. -nms-
Bach-Kabalevsky_Short Organ Preludes and Fugues, BWV 553-560.pdf