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    advokat recommended a game of piano transcriptions, and I have expanded his idea to include any and all transcriptions of any type. Expansion is my usual route in order to appeal to a greater number of potential participants.

    To be honest, I'm not much of a fan of transcriptions. However, I'm fully aware that transcriptions are highly valued by many classical music enthusiasts - this game is for you.

    Selection Rules:

    1. You may select up to 3 transcriptions on a daily basis.

    2. Make sure you identify both the transcription and the original work. Selections not identifying both will not be accepted.

    My picks for today:

    Mussorgsky - Ravel's orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition (from original piano work)
    Webern - Fuga a 6 voci (from Bach's Musical Offering)

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    Brahms - Berio's orchestration of Clarinet Sonata No. 1
    Brahms - Schoenberg's orchestration of Piano Quartet No. 1
    Mahler - Schoenberg/Riehn's chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde

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    Liszt - Isoldens Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S.447
    Liszt - Rigoletto - Paraphrase de concert
    Liszt - Beethoven - Symphony no. 5

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    Bach - Stokowski's orchestration of Toccata and Fugue in d minor
    Bach - Scherchen's orchestration of The Art of the Fugue
    Bach - Rheinberger/Reger's transcription for 2 pianos of the Goldberg Variations

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    The main reason for transcriptions is to be able to perform it on your own instrument. Sometimes the transcription sounds better than the original.

    Albéniz - Andrés Segovia's guitar transcription of Asturias (Leyenda)
    Albéniz - Miguel Llobet's guitar transcription of Granada (Serenata)
    César Franck - Jean-Pierre Rampal's transcription for flute and piano of Violin Sonata in A major
    Last edited by Doublestring; Oct-16-2021 at 21:54.

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    Vítězslav Novák - Pan (a 1910 tone poem for solo piano orchestrated 1912 by Novák into a symphonic poem)
    Koechlin - Les heures persanes (16 pieces for solo piano from 1919 that Koechlin orchestrated in 1921)
    Jolivet - Cinq danses rituelles for solo piano from 1939 which was orchestrated in 1941 by Jolivet




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    Bach - Respighi's orchestration of the Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
    Liszt - Adams' orchestration of Le lugubre gondola (titled "The Black Gondola")
    Ravel - Kocsis' orchestration of the Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin

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    Satie - Debussy's orchestration of Gymnopedie No.1
    Beethoven - Liszt's transcription to piano of Symphony No.9

    Edit: I originally wrote Beethoven's 5th, but it already was added
    Last edited by alvaro; Oct-17-2021 at 05:53.

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    Selections (22):

    Albéniz - Andrés Segovia's guitar transcription of Asturias (Leyenda)
    Albéniz - Miguel Llobet's guitar transcription of Granada (Serenata)
    Bach - Stokowski's orchestration of Toccata and Fugue in d minor
    Bach - Scherchen's orchestration of The Art of the Fugue
    Bach - Rheinberger/Reger's transcription for 2 pianos of the Goldberg Variations
    Bach - Respighi's orchestration of the Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
    Beethoven - Liszt's piano transcription of Symphony no. 9
    Brahms - Berio's orchestration of Clarinet Sonata no. 1
    Brahms - Schoenberg's orchestration of Piano Quartet no. 1
    Franck - Jean-Pierre Rampal's transcription for flute and piano of Violin Sonata in A major
    Jolivet - Cinq danses rituelles for solo piano from 1939 which was orchestrated in 1941 by Jolivet
    Koechlin - Les heures persanes (16 pieces for solo piano from 1919 that Koechlin orchestrated in 1921)
    Liszt - Isoldens Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S.447
    Liszt - Rigoletto - Paraphrase de concert
    Liszt - Beethoven - Symphony no. 5
    Liszt - Adams' orchestration of Le lugubre gondola (titled "The Black Gondola")
    Mahler - Schoenberg/Riehn's chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde
    Mussorgsky - Ravel's orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition (from original piano work)
    Novák - Pan (1910 tone poem for solo piano orchestrated 1912 by Novák)
    Ravel - Kocsis' orchestration of the Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin
    Satie - Debussy's orchestration of Gymnopedie no. 1
    Webern - Fuga a 6 voci (from Bach's Musical Offering)

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    For consistency, should the first three Liszt entries not be listed under Wagner, Verdi, and Beethoven?

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    I think the last item (Webern) should be listed as Bach, it gets very confusing otherwise...


    Joh. Strauss jun.: Kaiserwalzer (Emperor waltz) for chamber ensemble by Schoenberg
    Schubert: Grand Duo D 812 for orchestra by Joachim
    Weber: Invitation to the dance for orchestra by Berlioz

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    Selections (25):

    Albéniz - Andrés Segovia's guitar transcription of Asturias (Leyenda)
    Albéniz - Miguel Llobet's guitar transcription of Granada (Serenata)
    Bach - Stokowski's orchestration of Toccata and Fugue in d minor
    Bach - Scherchen's orchestration of The Art of the Fugue
    Bach - Rheinberger/Reger's transcription for 2 pianos of the Goldberg Variations
    Bach - Respighi's orchestration of the Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532
    Bach - Webern's transcription (Fuga a 6 voci) from Musical Offering, BWV 1079
    Beethoven - Liszt's piano transcription of Symphony no. 5
    Beethoven - Liszt's piano transcription of Symphony no. 9
    Brahms - Berio's orchestration of Clarinet Sonata no. 1
    Brahms - Schoenberg's orchestration of Piano Quartet no. 1
    Franck - Jean-Pierre Rampal's transcription for flute and piano of Violin Sonata in A major
    Jolivet - Cinq danses rituelles for solo piano from 1939 which was orchestrated in 1941 by Jolivet
    Koechlin - Les heures persanes (16 pieces for solo piano from 1919 that Koechlin orchestrated in 1921)
    Liszt - Adams' orchestration of Le lugubre gondola (titled "The Black Gondola")
    Mahler - Schoenberg/Riehn's chamber version of Das Lied von der Erde
    Mussorgsky - Ravel's orchestration of Pictures at an Exhibition (from original piano work)
    Novák - Pan (1910 tone poem for solo piano orchestrated 1912 by Novák)
    Ravel - Kocsis' orchestration of the Toccata from Le tombeau de Couperin
    Satie - Debussy's orchestration of Gymnopedie no. 1
    Schubert - Joachim's transcription for orchestra of Grand Duo, D 812
    Strauss, Joh. jun. - Schoenberg's chamber ensemble transcription of Emperor Waltz
    Verdi - Liszt's transcription (Paraphrase de concert) from Rigoletto
    Wagner - Liszt's piano transcription (S 447) of Isoldens Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
    Weber - Berlioz transcription of Invitation to the dance

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    Bach - Brahms` transcription for piano (left hand) of Chaconne, BWV 1004
    Bach - Kempff`s transcription for piano of Siciliano, BWV 1031
    Brahms - Biret`s transcription for piano of Symphony no. 4

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    Schubert - Liszt's transcription of "Erlkönig"
    Lassus - Liszt's transcription of Regina coeli laetare (for organ)
    Handel - Liszt's transcription of "Sarabande and Chaconne from Handel's Almira"

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    Grieg - From Holberg's Time (orchestrated by Grieg from piano version)
    Lennon&McCartney - Takemitsu's transcriptions of four Beatles songs for guitar

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