Ferruccio Busoni – 100th Anniversary of the Death 2024


When at age 19 Busoni came to Leipzig in 1885, Breitkopf & Härtel was successful in the competition to sign up the young composer. The publishing house subsequently published Busoni’s first works, justifiably viewing itself to this very day as the “Busoni publisher.” Breitkopf & Härtel also capitalized on Busoni’s extraordinary abilities as a music researcher and arranger, for example, as co-editor of the complete editions, begun in 1907, of Franz Liszt’s works and of J. S. Bach’s piano works.

Ferrucio Busoni – 100th Anniversary of the Death 2024

The more than 1500 documents in the publishing-house correspondence with Ferruccio Busoni published in the two-volume edition of letters Ferruccio Busoni im Briefwechsel mit seinem Verlag Breitkopf & Härtel, edited by Eva Hanau, Wiesbaden, 2012, bear witness to a partnership lasting nearly 40 years.

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