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Music dictionary in the stories. The Letter T


Perhaps you sometimes had to hear, announcing the next issue of the concert program, leading piano evening says: "Bach - Busoni. Chaconne". Or: "Schubert - Liszt. Serenade". "Glinka - Balakirev. "Lark"".

I. SBAH - F. Busoni. "Chaconne"
Evgeny Kissin Plays

What does this mean? That Bach, Schubert or Glinka wrote the declared work independently and with collaborators?

No, of course not. The question in such cases is not about original compositions and transcriptions the transcriptions, the adaptations of musical works. In this case - piano transcriptions of violin (Chaconne) and vocal works.

From this we can conclude that transcription - processing, but not simple, elementary, and virtuoso and then "free".

Composer, creating a transcription of some works that are not strictly adheres to the original, and disposes of his musical themes freely, often develops their own way.

Usually transcription to write their instruments of those performers that have and composer gift. Thus, the great violinist Jascha Heifetz loved to do violin transcriptions of operatic excerpts.

Most of the transcriptions of the Sheet. For his favourite instrument is the piano, which Sheet was fluent in, he made transcriptions of Beethoven's symphonies, Schubert songs, many Opera pages, including Glinka, the music of which he was highly appreciated. Widely known for its reworked pieces on themes of Verdi's "Rigoletto", did a Worksheet and transcriptions of his own works. You've probably heard in different versions of his Mephisto waltz.

Franz Liszt. Variations on a theme of Paganini

Music dictionary in stories
Printed materials of the eponymous book by L. Mikheeva (Moscow, "Soviet composer", 1984)

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