Ferruccio Busoni

Born 1 April 1866. Died 27 July 1924
Ferruccio Busoni
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1866-04-01
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Ferruccio Busoni

Ferruccio Busoni Biography (Wikipedia)

Ferruccio Busoni (1 April 1866 – 27 July 1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and teacher. His international career and reputation led him to work closely with many of the leading musicians, artists and literary figures of his time, and he was a sought-after keyboard instructor and a teacher of composition.

From an early age, Busoni was an outstanding if sometimes controversial pianist. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory and then with Wilhelm Mayer and Carl Reinecke. After brief periods teaching in Helsinki, Boston, and Moscow, he devoted himself to composing, teaching, and touring as a virtuoso pianist in Europe and the United States. His writings on music were influential, and covered not only aesthetics but considerations of microtones and other innovative topics. He was based in Berlin from 1894 but spent much of World War I in Switzerland.

He began composing in his early years in a late romantic style, but after 1907, when he published his Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music, he developed a more individual style, often with elements of atonality. His visits to America led to interest in North American indigenous tribal melodies which were reflected in some of his works. His compositions include works for piano, among them a monumental Piano Concerto, and transcriptions of the works of others, notably Johann Sebastian Bach (published as the Bach-Busoni Editions). He also wrote chamber music, vocal and orchestral works, and operas—one of which, Doktor Faust, he left unfinished when he died, in Berlin, at the age of 58.

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Ferruccio Busoni
Sonatina super Carmen (Sonatina No.6) for piano "Kammerfantasie"
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Sonatina super Carmen (Sonatina No.6) for piano "Kammerfantasie"
Ferruccio Busoni
Sonatina super Carmen (Sonatina no.6) for piano 'Kammerfantasie'
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Sonatina super Carmen (Sonatina no.6) for piano 'Kammerfantasie'
Ferruccio Busoni
Turandot's Chamber, from incidental music for Turandot
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Turandot's Chamber, from incidental music for Turandot
Johann Sebastian Bach
Prelude & Fugue in D major (BWV.532) transcribed Busoni
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Prelude & Fugue in D major (BWV.532) transcribed Busoni
Ferruccio Busoni
Concertino for clarinet and small orchestra Op 48 in B flat major (BV 276)
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Concertino for clarinet and small orchestra Op 48 in B flat major (BV 276)
Ferruccio Busoni
Nocturne symphonique, Op 43
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Nocturne symphonique, Op 43
Johann Sebastian Bach
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV.645
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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV.645
Richard Wagner
Gotterdammerung: Trauermarsch
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Gotterdammerung: Trauermarsch
Ferruccio Busoni
Lustspiel Overture
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Lustspiel Overture
Johann Sebastian Bach
'Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland', BWV 659
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'Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland', BWV 659
Johann Sebastian Bach
Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV.1052
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Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV.1052
Ferruccio Busoni
2 Finnlandische Volksweisen (Finnish folksong arrangements) for 2 pianos (Op.27)
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2 Finnlandische Volksweisen (Finnish folksong arrangements) for 2 pianos (Op.27)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich Ruf' Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Chorale-Prelude Bwv.639 For Organ
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Ich Ruf' Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - Chorale-Prelude Bwv.639 For Organ
Johann Sebastian Bach
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
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Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
Ferruccio Busoni
7 Elegies: Berceuse; Turandots Frauengemach
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7 Elegies: Berceuse; Turandots Frauengemach
Ferruccio Busoni
Seven Elegies (Turandots Frauengemach)
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Seven Elegies (Turandots Frauengemach)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale Prelude 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ', BWV 639
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Chorale Prelude 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ', BWV 639
Johann Sebastian Bach
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
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Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in F minor for mechanical organ, K.608
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Fantasia in F minor for mechanical organ, K.608
Franz Liszt
Reminiscences on Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'
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Reminiscences on Mozart's 'Don Giovanni'
Ferruccio Busoni
BK 130518 Busoni Turandot's Frauengemach - Elegy no. 4
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BK 130518 Busoni Turandot's Frauengemach - Elegy no. 4
Franz Liszt
Mephisto Waltz 'Dance of the Village Inn', S110, No.2, B.61
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Mephisto Waltz 'Dance of the Village Inn', S110, No.2, B.61
Ferruccio Busoni
An die Jugend, BV 254: IV. Introduzione e capriccio (Paganinesco)
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An die Jugend, BV 254: IV. Introduzione e capriccio (Paganinesco)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV.565)
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Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (BWV.565)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Adelaide (Op.46)
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Adelaide (Op.46)
Ferruccio Busoni
Piano Concerto; Pezzo giocoso (extract)
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Piano Concerto; Pezzo giocoso (extract)

Piano Concerto; Pezzo giocoso (extract)

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Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mark Elder (conductor)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Benedictus from Missa Solemnis
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Benedictus from Missa Solemnis
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale-Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein', BWV 734
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Chorale-Prelude 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein', BWV 734
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich ruf zu Dir
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Ich ruf zu Dir
Ferruccio Busoni
Sonatina Super Carmen (Sonatina no 6)
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Sonatina Super Carmen (Sonatina no 6)
Ferruccio Busoni
Five pieces from "6 kurze Stucke zur Pflege" (1923)
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Five pieces from "6 kurze Stucke zur Pflege" (1923)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorale: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
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Chorale: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland
Ferruccio Busoni
From: 'Seven Elegies' (1907): No.2, All' Italia
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From: 'Seven Elegies' (1907): No.2, All' Italia
Johann Sebastian Bach
Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667
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Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist, BWV 667
Johann Sebastian Bach
Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
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Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
Felix Mendelssohn
Song without Words, Op 30 No 6
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Song without Words, Op 30 No 6
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