Bach-Brahms – Chaconne (Left Hand) – Trifonov, Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach‘s so famous Chaconne, the greatest structure for solo violin that exists (Yehudi Menuhin), is the 5th and last movement from his Partita for Violin No 2, in D minor. Brahms transcribed the work specifically for Clara Wieck Schumann, who at that time had an injury that prevented her from using her right hand. In a letter to Clara Schumann in June 1877, Brahms said about the Chaconne: On one stave, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am quite certain that the excess of excitement and earth-shattering experience would have driven me out of my mind.

Arrangement for Two Hands by Busoni


Bach, Busoni - Chaconne in D Minor BWV 1004 - Grimaud, Piano
Chaconne in D Minor – Hélène Grimaud

Bach Transcriptions

Bach/Siloti – Prelude – Gilels

Emile Gilels is playing Siloti's transcription in B minor of Bach's prelude in E minor, from The Well Tempered Clavier, first book
Prelude in B Minor from E-Minor, The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I – Emile Gilels

Bach/Busoni – Chorale Prelude – Horowitz

Vladimir Horowitz performs Bach's Chorale 959 in the arrangement for piano made by Ferrucio Busoni
Chorale Prelude in G Minor – Vladimir Horowitz

Bach/Liszt – Prelude and Fugue – Grimaud

Bach-Liszt - Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543 - Grimaud, Piano
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor – Hélène Grimaud

Daniil Trifonov Videos

Selected music videos performed by Daniil Trifonov
Selected music videos performed by Daniil Trifonov