J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049 – arranged for piano duet by Eleonor Bindman (GPC041)
Sheet music edition
for piano duet
Unlike the only published piano duet arrangement by Max Reger, which has serious performance limitations, Eleonor Bindman’s new transcription of the Brandenburg Concertos highlights their polyphony, imagining how Bach might have distributed the score if he had created four-part inventions for piano duet. With an equal partnership between the two instrumentalists, using the modern piano’s full potential to convey the unique scoring and character of each work, the concertos are ordered to create an engaging listening sequence.
The soaring virtuoso violin part set against two recorders influenced many decisions in Concerto No. 4, including slower tempi for proper execution of the demisemiquavers in the first movement and of the dense and vigorous closing fugue.