Complete Transcriptions for Piano Vol. 2

Composers: Ferruccio Busoni, Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloist: Pietro Spada
Genre: Piano
Label: Red Line
Booklet with lyrics/libretto: no
CDs / Unit: 1
Cat-Nr.: 47268-2
Total Time: 53:56
Recordingdate: Mai 88
Technologie: Digital
Release Date: 2000


In the whole history of music, a few piano transcriptions are so interesting and exciting as Busoni's arrangements from Bach. This is both virtuoso and sensible piano music ranging from the atmospheric "Ciaccona" to some electrifying Fugas. Following the success of previous complete editions of piano works performed by Pietro Spada, ARTS is proud to include in its catalogue these two CDs recorded about twenty years ago. When it first appeared for RCA, the original box set including 3 Lps, was the first ever complete edition of Busoni's transcriptions from Bach. ARTS offers now all the recordings in two CDs only, with a new editing and mastering on the original masters, including also new essays written by Pietro Spada. The special price, the excellent performance and the nice artwork make this new proposal irresistible to all fans of piano music. A different way of approaching Bach's works shortly before the Bach Year.

a complete edition of Busoni's piano transcriptions from Bach in 2 CDs
- the first ever recording of the complete works
- Pietro Spada, the greatest specialist of italian piano music
- no other edition available at the same price category

Table of MP3 Tracks

No. Tracktitle Tracktime Price put into basket  
Disc 1
Toccata und Fuge D minor (Bach BWV 565)
09.35 2,00 €
Präludium und Fuge D major (Bach BWV 532)
12.44 3,00 €
Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, heiliger Geist (Bach BWV 631)
02.29 0,99 €
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach BWV 645)
04.07 0,99 €
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Bach BWV 659)
03.54 0,99 €
Nun freut euch, liebe Christen gmein (Bach BWV 734)
02.34 0,99 €
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Bach BWV 639)
03.20 0,99 €
Herr Gott, nun schleuß den Himmel auf (Bach BWV 617)
01.59 0,99 €
Durch Adams Fall ist ganz verderbt (Bach BWV 637/705)
05.18 2,00 €
In dir ist Freude (Bach BWV 615)
02.43 0,99 €
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland (Bach BWV 665)
05.13 2,00 €


International Record Guide (16.08.2004)

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