Busoni

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Turandot’s Chambers
Several years before Puccini charmed the operatic world with his musical setting of Carlo Gozzi’s theatrical fairytale “Turandot,” Ferruccio Busoni completed his opera by the same name in 1917! As early as 1905, Busoni had composed incidental music for the
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Busoni and the Clarinet
When we speak of musicians, we often credit their parent or a likely aunt as their first influence at their instrument. For the Italian composer Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924), we find his father, clarinettist Fernando Busoni (1834-1909), important to his development
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Resistance is Futile
Ferruccio Busoni and Gerda Sjöstrand II
It is rather commonplace for children, even after they have all grown up, to keep assorted secrets from their parents. As long as it concerns the acquisition of a pet or a new plant, no harm done. However, when things
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Ferruccio Busoni
“Music is the art of sounds in the movement of time”
Ferruccio Busoni was the only child of two professional musicians. His Italian father was an accomplished clarinetist and his German mother a capable pianist. Towards the end of his life Busoni declared, “I bless my father for having directed me
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The Angst and Agony of Young Love
Ferruccio Busoni and Gerda Sjöstrand I
At age 22, Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) was appointed piano teacher at the conservatory of Helsingfors, then part of the Russian Empire, today known as the Finnish capital Helsinki. Stable employment and income aside, Busoni could not speak a word of
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Ferruccio Busoni
Music is the gate between the earthly and eternal world In 2016 we celebrate the 150th birthday of Ferruccio Dante Michelangiolo Benvenuto Busoni (1866-1924), one of the most talented and controversial piano virtuosos active during the second half of the
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Cramer – Studio Per Il Pianoforte (84 Etudes in Four Books) / Busoni : Eight Etudes after Cramer
Studio per il pianoforte, Book 1, Op. 30 No. 3 in D Major Gianluca Luisi Alessandro Deljavan Giampaolo Stuani From Cramer – Studio Per Il Pianoforte (84 Etudes in Four Books) / Busoni : Eight Etudes after Cramer (2012) Released
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