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Chaconne in D minor
With Variations from Partita No.2 for Violin Solo
By Johann Sebastian Bach

Piano solo - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
With Variations from Partita No.2 for Violin Solo. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Paul Banks. Arranged by Ferruccio Busoni. This edition: Urtext. Piano (Solo). Edition Peters. Baroque. Single piece. With introductory text, critical commentary, fingerings and editorial commentary. 35 pages. Edition Peters #98-EP7436. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP7436).

Item Number: PE.EP7436

ISBN 9790577080000. 9x12 inches. English.

Busoni's virtuosic piano transcription of the Chaconne from Bach's Partita No. II for solo violin (BWV 1004) is an early example of the young Italian composer's interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The work, dedicated to Eugen d'Albert, was first published in 1893 and premiered in the same year. Since then the Chaconne has secured a permanent place in the repertoire. Busoni releases an incredible range of sonority from the original violin work, approaching at times an orchestral texture. Authoratitive Urtext edition by Paul Banks.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • 5

    Serge marinkovic MD
    Richmond, Indiana
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  • April 24, 2008 Chaconne- A Pianistic Masterpiece

    This edition is both easy to read and is printed on quality paper that doesn't cringe or tear easily. The color to the page again makes reading and playing optomized. The piece is a bravura staple. Its is well above advanced comparable to the Liszt Transcendental Etudes

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