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  1. Cheryl Humes 17 December 2013 at 12:32 pm | | Reply

    I found your post through a google search (“busoni bach transcription four hand” to be precise) and was delighted to see you reference the Bosendorfer Imperial Grand. I didn’t even know they existed until an opera company for which I was part of the orchestra performed in the Kunsthalle in Bonn and there it was. One of my much more talented colleagues sat down and played through some Scriabin from memory. One of those musical moments in my life that I’ll never forget: the surprise of the piano (the exquisite tone, sensitivity AND the extra keys) and the execution of the Scriabin.

  2. Tony Alton 24 June 2016 at 8:19 am | | Reply

    I came across a reference to the Bach Busoni transcriptions in John Eliot Gardiner’s book which led me to this wonderful description and (I hope) on to a recorded performance. Thank you for such a lively and helpful account of your encounter.

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