Elias :

Bach Präludium Esm, neu; Brahms-Händel-Variationen wiederholt; Brahms Pagagnini-Variationen theoretische Untersuchung beendet, (28. X.); Bach: Chaconne, begonnen 4. XI.; mit Begleitungen von Schumann, Mendelssohn 1 , Bearbeitungen von Brahms, 2 Busoni 3 ; Brahms: Rhapsodie Gm, neu (6. XI.); Chopin: Polonaise Asdur, neu (8. XII); {2} in Fortsetzung der Chaconne-Studien Chopin Berceuse (kleine Variationen); endlich Brahms: Passacaglia aus IV. Sinfonie, begonnen Mitte April; Chopin: Nocturne Cism, Esd (op. 9); Berceuse klavieristisch u. Nocturne Gm; Rückblick auf die Instrumentationsentabelle 4 ; Brahms-Handel-Variationen, wieder einmal. —

© Transcription Robert Kosovsky, 2007

Elias :

Bach Prelude in E-flat minor, new; Brahms: Handel Variations revisited; Brahms Paganini Variations theoretical studies completed, (October 28); Bach: Chaconne, begun on November 4; with accompaniments by Schumann, Mendelssohn 1 , transcriptions by Brahms 2 [and] Busoni 3 ; Brahms: Rhapsody in G minor, new (November 6); Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, new (December 8); {2} in continuation of the Chaconne studies Chopin Berceuse (small variations); finally Brahms: Passacaglia from Symphony No. 4, begun mid-April; Chopin: Nocturnes in C# minor, E-flat major (Op. 9); Berceuse pianistically and Nocturne in G minor; review of the Instrumentation Table 4 ; Brahms: Handel Variations, once again. —

© Translation Sigrun Heinzelmann, 2010

Elias :

Bach Präludium Esm, neu; Brahms-Händel-Variationen wiederholt; Brahms Pagagnini-Variationen theoretische Untersuchung beendet, (28. X.); Bach: Chaconne, begonnen 4. XI.; mit Begleitungen von Schumann, Mendelssohn 1 , Bearbeitungen von Brahms, 2 Busoni 3 ; Brahms: Rhapsodie Gm, neu (6. XI.); Chopin: Polonaise Asdur, neu (8. XII); {2} in Fortsetzung der Chaconne-Studien Chopin Berceuse (kleine Variationen); endlich Brahms: Passacaglia aus IV. Sinfonie, begonnen Mitte April; Chopin: Nocturne Cism, Esd (op. 9); Berceuse klavieristisch u. Nocturne Gm; Rückblick auf die Instrumentationsentabelle 4 ; Brahms-Handel-Variationen, wieder einmal. —

© Transcription Robert Kosovsky, 2007

Elias :

Bach Prelude in E-flat minor, new; Brahms: Handel Variations revisited; Brahms Paganini Variations theoretical studies completed, (October 28); Bach: Chaconne, begun on November 4; with accompaniments by Schumann, Mendelssohn 1 , transcriptions by Brahms 2 [and] Busoni 3 ; Brahms: Rhapsody in G minor, new (November 6); Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, new (December 8); {2} in continuation of the Chaconne studies Chopin Berceuse (small variations); finally Brahms: Passacaglia from Symphony No. 4, begun mid-April; Chopin: Nocturnes in C# minor, E-flat major (Op. 9); Berceuse pianistically and Nocturne in G minor; review of the Instrumentation Table 4 ; Brahms: Handel Variations, once again. —

© Translation Sigrun Heinzelmann, 2010

Footnotes

1 Both Mendelssohn and Schumann and composed some of the first "transcriptions" of the D-minor Chaconne by adding a piano accompaniment to Bach’s solo violin part. Schumann’s transcription was inspired by Mendelssohn’s version, which Schumann heard in a concert at the Leipzig Gewandhaus on February 8, 1840, when Mendelssohn accompanied the concertmaster, Ferdinand David, at the piano. (Sigrun Heinzelmann)

2 Brahms transcribed the Chaconne for piano left hand in 1877. (Sigrun Heinzelmann)

3 Busoni transcribed the Chaconne in 1893. (Sigrun Heinzelmann)

4 fn4. Artur Niloff [=Schenker], Instrumentations-Tabelle (Vienna: UE, [1908]).