Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bach/Busoni

Gahhh. I can't decide. I need to choose. I can't. Please somebody help me decide.

Bach Partita no. 6 BWV 830: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6wuIgSSKPg

Bach/Busoni Chaconne in D minor:
(part one) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnoSeI3APSg
(part two) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLIDrJQ7BFQ&feature=related

Do click on the links :). While Bach definitely is purely baroque in style (pfft but of course!), Busoni actually took Bach's works and transcribed them during his day, thus resulting in a more romantic character.

As of now, I'm leaning towards Busoni's chaconne, but then again I'm a natural romanticist.

To be honest, I feel that I need to do more baroque and 20th century stuff to keep from being a lopsided classical romanticist.

Maybe I should stick with the Bach partita. Or learn up a new prelude and fugue.

I wish I never discovered Busoni's chaconne! Oh the ever-present temptation.

*cringes*

I'm still undecided.

2 comments:

Michael K said...

I like the Bach/Busoni mix better.....yes, I myself am tilted towards the Romantics..... :D What's this for, anyway?

Stephie said...

Haha. I'm choosing one to learn for fun.