Title, The Essence of Music and Other Papers. Author, Ferruccio Busoni. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Dover, ISBN, , Front Cover. Ferruccio Busoni. Dover Publications, – Music – pages J7THE ESSENCE AND ONENESS OF MUSIC. 1. IIJ THE FUTURE OF MUSIC. The Essence of Music and Other Papers by Ferruccio Benvenuto Busoni; Rosamond Ley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available.

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His international career and reputation meant that he met and had close relations with many of the leading musicians, artists and literary figures of his time, and he was sought-after both as a keyboard instructor and a teacher of composition. To the beloved for cello and piano published without opus number, BV Our art is a theatre of surprise and invention, and of the seemingly unprepared.

In Busoni wrote the one-act opera Arlecchino as a companion piece for his revision of Turandot as an opera. Although he continued to give concerts his main concern was to complete Doktor Faustthe libretto of which had been published in Germany in Busoni died in Berlin on 7 Julyofficially from heart failurealthough inflamed kidneys and overwork also contributed to his death.

Ferruccio Busoni – Wikipedia

It was then finished by his student Philipp Jarnachwho worked with Busoni’s sketches as he knew of them. Busoni gave many but not all of his works opus numbers ; some numbers apply to more than one work after the composer dropped some of his earlier works from his acknowledged corpus.

About half an hour in length, it is essentially an extended fantasy on the final incomplete fugue from Bach’s The Art of Fugue. Busoni’s biographer Edward Dent writes that “This was not only the beginning of [his] transcriptions, but Dent comments “In construction [the Concerto] is difficult to analyse But arguments with the Directorate of the Vienna Conservatoire, under whose auspices the classes were held, soured the atmosphere.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. But living in Moscow did not suit the Busonis for both financial and professional reasons; he felt excluded by his nationalistically-inclined Russian colleagues.


But a group of people in Boston made it possible for me to buy the Dolmetsch-Chickering instrument that had belonged to Busoni illus. List of repertoire pieces by Ferruccio Busoni and Ferruccio Busoni discography.

Shortly afterward, Serkin and Busch heard Busoni and Egon Petri play the same piece on November 16, in the Beethoven-Saal, in an arrangement for two pianos at twice their tempo. His approach to the text was exclusively literary, and Busoni published the libretto before the music was written. His first performances in Vienna were glowingly received by the critic Eduard Hanslick.

During the period Busoni undertook teaching at masterclasses at WeimarVienna and Basel. At this, Donald Tovey proclaimed Busoni “to be an absolute purist in not confining himself strictly to Mozart’s written text”, that is, that Mozart himself could have taken similar liberties. From June to January Busoni was in Berlin: International Conferencepp. In the years before World War I, Busoni steadily extended his contacts in the art world in general as well as amongst buskni.

Busoni Busoni started work on his opera Die Brautwahl Bridal Lottery in by fashioning an initial version of the libretto based on a short story by E. Kenneth Hamilton comments that “the last four variations are rewritten as a free fantasy in a pianistic style which owes far more to Busoni than to Bach.

The Essence of Music and Other Papers by Ferruccio Busoni (1957, Hardcover)

Studien zur Musikgeschichte des The piece is based on melodies and rhythms from various American Indian essenec Busoni derived them from a book he had received from his former pupil, the ethnomusicologist Natalie Curtis Burlin during his tour of the USA.

The Mirror of Music — Busoni’s first son, Benvenuto known as Benniwas born in Boston inbut Busoni’s experience at New England Buskni proved unsatisfactory.

As a recitalist Busoni’s programming and style initially raised concerns in some of Europe’s musical centres. Thematisch-chronologisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Ferruccio B. The spirit of music arises from the depths of our humanity and is returned to the high regions whence it has descended on mankind.


Extended periods of absence from the cultural ambience of Europe, where he had been raised, was painful for him, as were the countless receptions that he attended with well-meaning amateurs, as well as the constant pressure mussic publicity by his agent and, above all, the cultural differences between Europe and America.

Nor are the composer’s numbers all in temporal order. Pupils included Maud Allanwho later became famous as a dancer eseence remained a friend. Indeed, for many years, Busoni’s name his been unfortunately associated more with his transcriptions, especially those of Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ works, than with his original compositions. Retrieved from ” https: The first landmarks of this mature style are the group of piano works published in — the Bisonithe suite An die Jugend and the first two piano sonatinas and Busoni’s first completed opera, Die Brautwahl ; together with the rather different Bach homage, the Fantasia contrappuntisticaBusoni’s largest work for solo piano.

Ferruccio Busoni

Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press. His idea of a ‘Young Classicism’ [iv] “aimed to incorporate experimental features in vusoni, rounded forms” The next morning Busoni turned up at Schwalm’s office, and asked for marks, handing over the completed work: I used this instrument for the first time in Boston at the Harvard Musical Association.

A plaque at the site commemorates his residence. A Life in Music. Briefe an seine Fraued.

The recordings, especially of Chopin, are a plain misalliance”. The posting proved not to be a success. Other early pieces were published at this time, including settings of Ave Maria Opp.

Gerda joined him in Moscow where they essenve married. Von der Einheit der Musik: The fairytale story involves the artist Edmund who falls exsence love with Albertine. After a year he resigned from the Conservatory and launched himself into a series of recitals across the Eastern USA.