FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924): Piano Music, Vol. 7 - Concert Fantasy on motifs from the opera "Merlin" by Goldmark, Fantasy on motifs from the comic opera "Der Barbier von Bagdad" by Peter Cornelius, Variation-Study after Mozart No. 1, Sonatinas No. 3 "Ad usum infantis Madeline M. Americanae" and No. 6 "Chamber Fantasy on Bizet's "Carmen", 5 Short Pieces for the Cultivation of Polyphonic Playing, Wagner/Busoni: Funeral March from Götterdämmerung.
Catalogue Number: 01M036
Description: The latest release in this series brings two early operatic fantasies (1886, 1888), two of Busoni's most popular pieces (the Sonatinas) and an arresting Wagner transcription with the rarest being the 16-minute group of pieces for Polyphonic Playing, whose arid title disguises subtle, highly developed and rather elusive music from the composer's late (1923) period. Wolf Harden (piano).