FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924): Complete Published Piano Pieces 1877-1883 - Una festa di villaggio, Op. 9, Marcia di paesani e contadine, Op. 32*, 24 Préludes, Op. 37, Scherzo tratta dalla Sonata, Op. 8*, 5 pièces, Op. 3, Minuetto in F, Op. 14*, Suite campestre, Op. 18, Preludio e fuga, Op. 21*, Gavotta, Op. 25, Racconti fantastici, Op. 12, Menuetto capriccioso, Op. 61, Danze antiche, Op. 11,Gavotte, Op. 70, 3 pezzi nello stilo antico, Op. 10*, Preludio e fuga, Op. 36*, Scherzo, Op. 4, Prélude et Fugue, Op. 5, Scène de ballet, Op. 6, Danza notturna, Op. 13, Macchiette medioevali, Op. 33, ANNA WEISS-BUSONI (1833-1909): Improvvisata. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 08W034
Description: In his early compositions, Bosoni’s astonishing command of the métier can be assessed directly. In particular, he demonstrated a sure instinct for part writing and counterpoint, before he had received systematic teaching in these disciplines. Busoni connoisseurs will detect unexpected parallels to the works of his mature period; their germ cells, as it were. And the common music lover may find joy in a wealth of piano pieces, some of which at least need not shy any comparison with Schumann, Mendelssohn, Reinecke and Grieg. 3 CDs. Holger Groschopp (piano).