Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924) Concerto Op. 39 K 247
edited by Antony Beaumont [pno,male ch,orch] Duration: 72'
solo: pno – choir: TTBarBarBB – picc.3(picc).3(cor ang).3(B-clar).3 – 18.104.22.168. – timp.perc(4) – str
EB 2861 is printed in score form; two copies are needed for performance with 2 pianos.
Cadenza by the composer is inserted.
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“The three edifices are the 1st, 3rd and 5th movements, between which come the two ‚living’ ones; scherzo and tarantella; the first as the nature-play of a magic flower and a magic bird – the second represented by Vesuvius and cypresses. – Over the entrance the sun rises; a seal is fastened to the door of the end building; the winged being at the close is the nature-mysticism of Oehlenschlaeger’s chorus.” (Busoni to his wife, 21–22 July 1902)
The world première took place on 10 November with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the chorus of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche conducted by Karl Muck.
|2. Pezzo giocoso|
|3.2. Prima Pars|
|3.3. Altera Pars|
|3.4. Ultima Pars|
|4. All' Italiana|