WIKKID Bach-Busoni Chaconne from 1938

early recording of sum crazy german mofo, timestamped at the arpeggio section

faster than da WEIZZ

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Impressively raped!

also… welcome to dasdc

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if I submitted a rec like that I’d get roasted on here. Fuck da 21st century tru.

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Fiery Kraut!

I like this one overall. The chick that plays it had a weird haircut tho.


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Need :wim: and a :snail:

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March 29, 1933: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York

Bach/Busoni: Chaconne in D minor (from Violin Partita No.2, BWV 1004)
Haydn: Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52
Schumann: Des Abends, Op.12 No.1
Schumann: Traumeswirren, Op.12 No.7
Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op.35 [Selections from Books I & II]

Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op.60
Chopin: Two Mazurkas [unspecified]
Chopin: Two Etudes [unspecified]
Chopin: Nocturne in F major, Op.15 No.1
Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53

Friedman daddy:

Mar 29 1916 Vienna: Bach-Busoni: Chaconne, Mozart: Rondo K. 511, Gluck: Gavotte, Friedman- Dandrieu: Les Fifres, Gluck: Ballet, Beethoven: Eccossaisen, Chopin: Sonata op. 35, Suk: Menuett, Friedman: Etudes G, Ab, G#, Liszt: Liebestraume, Don Juan.

Feb 20 1920 Vienna: Bach-Busoni: Chaconne, Chopin: Sonata op. 58, Schumann: Carnaval, Scriabin: Prelude, Friedman: Minuetto Vecchio, Liszt: Valse Impromptu, Tannhauser Overture

oh and da Tm of course

(I could do it better den dat!)

I might do an all-Bach & Bach trannies album eventually


Close as I could get


Liszt would have transcribed the chaconne much better and tastefully than Busoni… da Bus slightly oversaturated and a bit sloppy voiceleading… way too much stuff crammed in. People accuse Liszt of that but it happens rarely… and basically never after his 1848 mature period or sum shit.

Da :pimp: looks like he’s just attended a :lola: rectal.




Instant favorite student status, many private lessons!


It’s also interesting how the Chaconne now like a 15+ min sheeyat

Petri shredding it in 12mins in 1945 (he tends to be sloppy, overpedalled and kinda unnuanced… and still worth hearing!)

Everyone wants to be a philosophical cunt now?

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The violin versions got slower too! I remember heifetz was like 12 something and any one of several non binary young modern violinists like 16


Da Dish an underrated perfomer in dis kind of rep

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The slower things get slower and stretched out as hell while the faster stuff gets faster, on average.

I have a bunch of his LPs he seem hearty until the end.

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6 min Mazeppa

He was a very solid pianist. Mechanically all there (slight octaves deficiency) but everything inexplicably a bit cotton-toned and overpedalled, maybe a bit of a Backhaus kind of sound world?

A “tru-way” Totentanz. Yeah back in the 30’s this must have been shocking. I like the tempo choices but it’s missing a bit of polish.

I sound like a Cliburn/Rubinstein juror except I took zero bribes and never raped anyone. Yet.

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