Homages / Benjamin Grosvenor
Busoni: Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004: Chaconne Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60 Franck, C: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21 Liszt: Venezia e Napoli (3 pieces), S. 162 Mendelssohn: Prelude & Fugue for piano in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1 Prelude & Fugue for piano in F minor, Op. 35 No. 5
Benjamin Grosvenor Explores Hidden Connections Between Works Written Centuries Apart. In this new recording Benjamin explores works by great composers paying tribute to their predecessors. Amongst these works, Mendelssohn looks back to the Prelude & Fugue form made so popular by Bach; and Franck does likewise (adding a Chorale as a central section to his work). Busoni takes Bach’s great solo violin Chaconne, presenting it in a bold and imaginative transcription for piano; Chopin breathes new life in to the traditional ‘Barcarolle’ of Venetian gondoliers, followed ten years later by Liszt’s tribute to Italian folksong, Venezia e Napoli.