From a commercial idea to great musical possibilities!
by Bram De Reuseon January 22nd, 2008
Even if two music peaces comes from "our" F. Ferrari (and they are very valuable and appealing) there can be hesitation for purchasing it, so this was a good solution in combination with the Bach: why not give a little explanation that this Toc. And Fug. was in concept by Bach a peace for violin-solo: now it is a challenge (for the piano also!) to play it. (certainly in Belgium where this organ-peace became famous since it was played at the wedding off our deceased King Boudewijn). Naturally the Saint Saens was edited by the composer also for violin and piano, and this is only an excerpt but useful, just as the other arrangements. The Hungarian dance by Brahms is for me superfluous.