Wolf Harden Records Busoni Piano Music Vol 7 for Naxos
July 8, 2010
Released digitally in April 2010 and scheduled for CD release in December 2010, pianist Wolf Harden’s recording of BUSONI Piano Music Vol 7 (8.572422) includes the Trascrizione di concerto sopra motivi dell’opera Merlin, other piano works with operatic connections and Piano Sonatinas Nos 3 and 6. The essence of Busoni’s music lies in its synthesis of his Italian and German ancestry, emotion and intellect, imagination and rigour. Neither inherently conservative nor demonstratively radical, his harmonic and tonal innovations are bound up with an essentially re-creative approach to the musical past that has only gained currency in recent decades. Volumes 1–6 of Wolf Harden’s critically acclaimed interpretations of Busoni’s piano music are also available.