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BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol.  4 (Harden) - Elegien / Fantasia nach J. S. Bach / Toccata


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BUSONI, F.: Piano Music, Vol. 4 (Harden) - Elegien / Fantasia nach J. S. Bach / Toccata

Performance occupied much of Busoni’s attention until the turn of the twentieth century, when composition began to assume a new importance in his career. Busoni regarded his Elegien as the point where he discovered his true identity as a composer. Even at his most radical, however, Busoni never rejected what had gone before; the Elegien alternate between new works and transcriptions of older pieces. Drawing on Bach organ pieces, Fantasia after J.S. Bach may sound backwardlooking in context, but its concept points determinedly towards the future. Toccata was completed while Busoni was engaged in earnest on his crowning achievement, the music-drama Doktor Faust, whose essence pervades this most virtuosic yet also aggressive of the composer’s later piano works.

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Busoni, Ferruccio, arranger(s)

  Bach - Prelude and Fugue in D Major, BWV 532
1.   Prelude: Moderato - Alla breve - Adagio - 00:05:18
2.   Fugue: Allegro moderato 00:05:56

Busoni, Ferruccio

3.   No. 1. Nach der Wendung 00:04:09
4.   No. 2. All'Italia! 00:05:55
5.   No. 3. Meine Seele bangt und hofft zu dir 00:07:15
6.   No. 4. Turandots Frauengemach 00:03:34
7.   No. 5. Die Nachtlichen 00:02:58
8.   No. 6. Erscheinung 00:05:18
  Berceuse, "Elegie No. 7"
9.   Berceuse, "Elegie No. 7" 00:04:32
  Fantasia nach J. S. Bach
10.   Fantasia nach J. S. Bach 00:09:43
11.   Toccata 00:09:39

Total Playing Time: 01:04:17

Bach, Johann Sebastian; Busoni, Ferruccio

Busoni, Ferruccio

Harden, Wolf

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th/20th Century Italian Classics

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.570543

Barcode: 0747313054374

Physical Release: 08/2008

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