Bach's wonderful idea for his Italian Concerto is that one person takes on both the role of soloist and orchestra. Apparently, I could not resist the obvious and divide them between two . Bach clearly indicates the entrances of the 'soloist' and where the orchestra plays the leading role,why transcribing the Concerto therefore was a fairly uncomplicated task. The problems occurred, of course, with a cello part furnished with half of Bach's material: the bass line needed to remain in the piano left hand for obvious reasons - but then there was nothing left for the right hand! I have filled those gaps with my own pen,by composing sections in the baroque idiom hopefully undetectable by the naked ear,thus joining the list of illustrious musicians who had similar ambitions: Liszt,Godowsky,Busoni,Kodaly,Grainger and Stokowsky,to mention a few. The transcription is dedicated to my dear friend and collegue,the distinguished teacher and pedagogue Valter Despalj.