It happens all the time. A composer writes a piece of music knowing exactly how he wants it to sound, and then somebody comes along and plays it on a different instrument. Sometimes the result is quite convincing; other times not so much.
This week we'll look at some transcriptions, most of them making a good case for themselves -- and a couple of duds, too.
Crimes against Bach and Beethoven and Debussy and Brahms and Tchaikovsky and a few others. You might like a couple of them better than the originals. See what you think this Thursday.