Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Toccata in D minor BWV 565
arranged by Ferruccio Busoni [pno]
original scoring org
20 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 101 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-16047-3 | Softcover
It is Johann Sebastian Bach’s best known and certainly the most famous organ piece altogether: the Toccata in D minor BWV 565. Showing already essential features of his style, Bach composed this expressive piece probably before he was 20. However, Bach’s authorship has been put in doubt till this day. Yet, the fascination the work creates remains undiminished.
Almost 200 years after its creation, Ferrucio Busoni, a great admirer of Bach, transcribed this work for piano. His sophisticated and comfortably playable edition preserves the emotional, fantasy-like structure of the source and has attained undiminished popularity ever since its release.