Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924) Variations on a Minnesinger Lied Op. 22 K 112
First Edition edited by Joachim Draheim [vl,pno] duration: 10'
Written in 1879, Busoni’s Variations were long considered as lost – including by Jürgen Kindermann in his Busoni Work Catalogue.
28 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 126 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18074-7 | Softcover
Even Busoni himself later gave the Opus number 22 to another work. The autograph, however, is alive and well preserved in Cracow’s Biblioteka Jagiellonska. In his "Minnesinger Variations”, the young composer amply displays his considerable talents. Virtuosos can expect some extravagant harmonic and pianistic surprises, all neatly tucked away in the score next to all manner of borrowings - after all, Busoni was only 13! - from illustrious models.