Busoni’s transcriptions of Bach have long been one of the mainstays of the piano repertoire. Bach himself worshipped the music of the Danish-born Dieterich Buxtehude (c. 1637–1707), famously walking 250 miles to Lübeck to hear him play. The Liszt student August Stradal (1860–1930) obviously shared that admiration, transcribing ten of Buxtehude’s most imposing organ works for piano, thus creating alongside ‘Bach-Busoni’ a corpus of grandiose – and virtuoso – Baroque music for the modern concert grand that has somehow remained almost entirely unknown.
Meilin Ai, piano
Chaconne in E minor, BuxVW160
Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BuxWV143
Prelude and Fugue in E minor,
Passacaglia in D minor, BuxVW161
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BuxVW140
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BuxVW150
Chaconne in C minor, BuxVW159
Prelude and Fugue in F major, BuxWV145
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor, BuxVW146
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Catalogue No: TOCC0534EAN/UPC: 5060113445346Release Date: 01.12.2019Composer: August Stradal,
Dieterich Buxtehude Artists: Meilin Ai
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