G. Henle Verlag


Bach-Busoni: Chorale Preludes

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  • Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  • Editors: Ullrich Scheideler, Christian Schaper
  • Fingering: Marc-André Hamelin
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Work: Chorale Preludes
  • ISMN: 9790201812939
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 51
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


Alongside the Chaconne for violin, the ten Chorale Preludes for organ are Busoni's best-known piano transcriptions of works by J. S. Bach. Unlike the Chaconne, which Busoni envisaged for concert performance, he transcribed the Chorale Preludes in "chamber-music style". A great deal of this organ/piano edition can also be played by advanced amateurs.

The appendix of this edition contains an eleventh chorale prelude for the first time: Busoni's transcription of "Aus tiefer Not". with regard to performing its six-part setting, the composer himself spoke of an "extreme performance limit" - but why not judge for yourself!