This page lists all recordings of Toccata and Fugue in D minor (after Bach BWV 565), by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) on CD, DVD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Tatiana Nikolayeva plays Bach for Piano
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Grigory Ginzburg - His Early Recordings Volume 2
The Goldenweiser School
Grigory Ginzburg (1904-1961) was perhaps the most astounding virtuoso to emerge in Soviet Russia and it is a tragedy that he was never allowed to travel to the west after the mid 1930’s. He focussed his repertoire very much on the 19th century Romantic period and, above all, in Liszt, and his prolific recordings include many of Liszt’s virtuosic opera paraphrases that had fallen into neglect. This CD is the second of two devoted to his earliest 78rpm recordings mainly dating from around 1950. These discs are extremely rare and many of the performances included will be unknown to even the most ardent collectors. Of particular interest to pianophiles will be his supremely elegant Strauss transcriptions and the Schumann arrangements of Paganini Caprices.
“Ginzburg was among the greatest of all Soviet virtuosos. His multi-faceted pianism is everywhere evident here” BBC Music Magazine, July 2010 ***
“...you are made aware of a pianist who wore his character or originality lightly rather than heavily, a pianist of thoughts and dreams rather than superannuated virtuosity. He weaves his way with imperturbable ease through every decadent intricacy.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2010
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Alexander Gavryluk in Recital
Alexander Gavryluk (piano)
The first VAI DVD featuring this brilliant young Russian pianist won rave reviews from the world’s press. The headline in the Gramophone Magazine review cautioned, “Fasten your seatbelts” but went on to praise his Haydn as well as the more pyrotechnical aspects of his wide-ranging program. For his second DVD release, also captured live at the Miami International Piano Festival, Gavrylyuk offers elegant Mozart and lyrical Schubert along with thunderous Rachmaninoff and Balakirev, and ending with a group of encores
Recorded 8th May, 2007 at the Amaturo Theater Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Busoni: Transcriptions for Piano after JS Bach Volume 1
“Busoni always painted Bach with a well-loaded brush, so Baglini's sometimes indulgent gloss can reach overload. But whether luxuriously deep, glintingly magisterial or ethereally delicate, Baglini's sonorities compensate for any sins of addition.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2007 ***
(also available to download from $10.50)
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