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Day: February 20, 2016

Does Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor sound better in other transcriptions than the original composition on violin?

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IMO no. Part of the emotional point of the Chaconne for me is that it sounds hard to play. Keyboard versions in particular don’t register with me. (No, I haven’t heard the Busoni yet.) I’m a bit more ok with Lute/Guitar versions, they sound more idiomatic. Answered 2016-02-20 [Originally posted on http://quora.com/Does-Bachs-Chaconne-in-D-Minor-sound-better-in-other-transcriptions-than-the-original-composition-on-violin/answer/Nick-Nicholas-5]

Classical Music: Does everyone play the same notes in the orchestra while playing a symphony, or do composers write different notes for each instrument in the orchestra while creating their music?

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Almost always different notes. Even Unison  passages mean that different instruments play the same note in different octaves. Exceptions are so rare that this is the only one I can think of (though there are bound to be others). In Berg’s opera Wozzeck, right after Wozzeck kills Marie, Berg has an “Invention on a Single […]

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