Title, The Essence of Music and Other Papers. Author, Ferruccio Busoni. Edition, reprint. Publisher, Dover, ISBN, , Front Cover. Ferruccio Busoni. Dover Publications, – Music – pages J7THE ESSENCE AND ONENESS OF MUSIC. 1. IIJ THE FUTURE OF MUSIC. The Essence of Music and Other Papers by Ferruccio Benvenuto Busoni; Rosamond Ley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available.

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Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni April 1— July 27was an Italian composer, pianist, editor, writer, piano and composition teacher, and conductor.

Quotes [ edit ] Music is the art of sounds in the movement of time. Briefe an seine Fraued.

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Rotapfel-Verlag, Quotes about Busoni [ edit ] Moreover, most of the child composers known from the second half of the century composed relatively little: Barry Cooper, Child composers and their works: But a group of people in Boston made it possible for me to buy the Dolmetsch-Chickering instrument that had belonged to Busoni illus.


I used this instrument for the first time in Boston at the Harvard Musical Association. This concert began inauspiciously enough with my leaving behind the key to the instrument in Cambridge, and having to send someone to fetch it.

Busoni gave them an audience and was pleased with their performance. He told Serkin he was too old for lessons, but that he should attend as many concerts as possible and play with more pedal.

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Shortly afterward, Serkin and Busch heard Busoni and Egon Petri play the same piece on November 16, in the Beethoven-Saal, in an arrangement for two pianos at twice their tempo. His first effort was on piano rolls with the Freiburg firm of Welte.

Indeed, for many years, Busoni’s name his been unfortunately associated more with his transcriptions, especially those of Johann Sebastian Bach’s organ works, than with his original compositions. Frequent performances and constant travel undoubtedly took precious time from his composing schedule, which might help to explain the negative comments that he made about the United States, its people, and the state of music-making in this country.


Extended periods of absence from the cultural ambience of Off, where he had been raised, was painful for him, as were the countless receptions that he attended with well-meaning amateurs, as well as the constant pressure for publicity by his agent and, above all, the cultural differences between Europe and America.

Most theories about beautiful piano tone try to impose the same kind of sound on every style from Bach to Debussy.

He worked there only one year but among his students was Yelena Gnesina. International Conferencepp. Wikipedia has an article about: Retrieved from ” https: Italian composers Pianists deaths. Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia. This page was last edited on 12 Novemberat By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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