Ferruccio Busoni

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Born April 1, 1866(1866-04-01)
Empoli, Italy
Died July 27, 1924(1924-07-27) (aged 58)
Berlin
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Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni (1866–1924) was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and piano teacher.

Works[edit]

Writings[edit]

  • Entwurf einer neuen Ästhetik der Tonkunst, Triest: Schmidl, 1907; 2nd ed., exp., Leipzig: Insel, 1916, 48 pp, IA, WS-DE, PDF; new ed. as Entwurf einer neuen Ãsthetik der Tonkunst. Faksimile einer Ausgabe von 1916 mit den handschriftlichen Anmerkungen von Arnold Schönberg (c1917), ed. Hans Heinz Stuckenschmidt, Frankfurt am Main: Insel, 1974, 73 pp, IA; new ed., ed. & comm. Martina Weindel, Wilhelmshaven, 2001. (German)
    • Sketch of a New Esthetic of Music, trans. Theodore Baker, New York: G. Schirmer, 1911, 45 pp, IA, IA, IA, PDF; repr. in Three Classics in the Aesthetic of Music, New York: Dover, 1962, pp 73-102, IA.
  • Von der Einheit der Musik – Verstreute Aufzeichnungen [1887-1922]. Mit einem Verzeichnisse seiner Werke und vier Handzeichnungen, Berlin: Max Hesse 1922, 381 pp, IA; new ed., ed. & comm. Martina Weindel, Wilhelmshaven, 2006. (German)

Correspondence[edit]

  • Lettere a Isidor Philipp. Toute supériorité est un exil, ed. Laureto Rodoni, Rome: ISMEZ, 2005, 271 pp, PDF, part 1, PDF, part 2. (Italian)
  • More.

Literature[edit]

  • Hugo Leichtentritt, Ferruccio Busoni, Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1916, 110 pp, IA. (German)
  • Edward J. Dent, Ferruccio Busoni: A Biography, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1933.
  • The Piano Quarterly 108: "Busoni" (Winter 1979-80). Interviews with Gunnar Johansen and Guido Agosti.
  • Jürgen Kindermann, Thematisch-chronologisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke von Ferruccio B. Busoni, Regensburg: Gustav Bosse, 1980. (German)
  • Marc-André Roberge, Ferruccio Busoni: A Bio-Bibliography, New York, Westport, Conn., London: Greenwood Press, 1991, 432 pp. [1]
  • Antony Beaumont, Busoni the Composer, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.
  • Larry Sitsky, Busoni and the Piano: The Works, the Writings, and the Recordings, New York, Westport, Conn., London: Greenwood Press, 1986, 409 pp; 2nd ed., Pendragon Press, 2009, 414 pp.
  • Albrecht Riethmüller, Ferruccio Busonis Poetik, Mainz: Schott, 1988, 212 pp. (German). Review: Beaumont (1989).
  • Della Couling, Ferruccio Busoni: "A Musical Ishmael", Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2005.
  • Judith Crispin, The esoteric musical tradition of Ferruccio Busoni and its reinvigoration in the music of Larry Sitsky: the operas Doktor Faust and The Golem, Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen Press, 2007.
  • Erinn Knyt, Ferruccio Busoni and the Ontology of the Musical Work: Permutations and Possibilities, Stanford University, 2010. Dissertation. [2] [3]

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