Orchestral Scores by Austrian composers

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Re: Bach-Webern Ricercar a 6

Post by klaviersonic » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:57 am

I'm surprised this work isn't better known, it's an amazing illustration of the possibilities of weaving melodic lines through shifting tone color. I almost regret that Webern didn't use his talents on further transcriptions of this caliber.

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Re: Bach-Webern Ricercar a 6

Post by rob » Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:46 pm

klaviersonic wrote:I'm surprised this work isn't better known, it's an amazing illustration of the possibilities of weaving melodic lines through shifting tone color. I almost regret that Webern didn't use his talents on further transcriptions of this caliber.
Yes, Webern's delicacy and taste would have made him a perfect arranger.

It's fascinating to realise he got to such delicacy considering his earliest monstrosities - Im Sommerwind, a post-Straussian tone-poem, and the opus 1 Passacaglia - the latter an amazing masterpiece - both utilising a huge orchestra.

The Bach arrangement is sublime.

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Re: Orchestral Scores by Austrian composers

Post by Timtin » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:03 pm

Bruckner's 11 symphonies, including No.00 (why not No.-1?) and No.0,
are marvellous! But not only in their original form. Apart from the
arrangements for piano solo and piano duet/duo, the scores of which
are available at IMSLP and elsewhere, including here:-
http://www.abruckner.com/downloads/scor ... scription/
there are also some interesting recordings of at least 5 of them
in forms which are almost never heard performed live.
Symphony No.2 arr. Anthony Payne for chamber orchestra
Symphony No.3 arr. Mahler for piano duet
Symphony No.7 arr. Hanns Eisler for chamber orchestra
Symphony No.8 arr. Lionel Rogg for organ
Symphony No.9 completed by William Carragan
If anyone can add to this list, please do!

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Re: Orchestral Scores by Austrian composers

Post by Timtin » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:57 pm

I noticed that the piano solo arrangement of the Andante
of Bruckner's Symphony No.00 in F minor, downloadable
from the above link and from IMSLP, has a fault with page 7.
Bruckner Symphony No.00 Andante (2H) p.7.pdf
So this is the offending page, sorted out.
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