Fantasia contrappuntistica, BV 256 (Busoni, Ferruccio)

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Edizione definitiva (1910)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, Ed.3491, n.d.[1910].
1983 printing (Wiesbaden).
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Edizione minore (1912)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1912. Plate V.A. 3829.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, No.5196, 1922. Plate 28713.
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Work Title Fantasia contrappuntistica
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Composer Busoni, Ferruccio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BV 256 / BV 256a / BV 256b
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 / 1 / 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910 / 1912 / 1921
First Publication. 1912 and later (See below)
Dedication See below
Wilhelm Middelschulte, Richard Buhlig, (Frieda) Kwast-Hodapp
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano solo / Piano solo / Two pianos

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Publication history

  • BV 256 Fantasia contrappuntistica (edizione definitiva):
1) Title: Fantasia contrappuntistica. Preludio al Corale "Gloria al Signore nei Cieli" e Fuga a quattro obbligati sopra un frammento di Bach. Compilita per il Pianoforte. (Edizione definitiva)
Dated: (Giugno 1910).
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Copyright 1910, cat.no. V.A. 3491 (45 pages)
Note: The plan of the work "Distribuzione dell'opera" is on the final unpaginated page.
Ref: Kindermann, pp. 245-250.
2) Title: Fantasia contrappuntistica
Dedication: An Wilhelm Middelschulte, Meister des Kontrapunktes.
In: Bach-Busoni Complete Edition, Vol. IV, pp. 82-123 (42 pages); pp. 125-127 (Appendix) (3 pages)
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1916], cat. no. BB IV.
Reprint: Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1920], cat. no. BB IV.
Note: The Appendix contains music cut from Fuga IV and still present at this point in the first edition, which Busoni decided to omit for public performance.
Ref: Kindermann, pp. 245-250.
3) Title: Fantasia contrappuntistica
Dedication: An Wilhelm Middelschulte, Meister des Kontrapunktes.
Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1983] (Roberge), cat. no. Edition Breitkopf 3491, pp. 1-43; pp. 44-45 (Appendix)
Note: The Appendix contains music cut from Fuga IV (p. 37) and still present at this point in the first edition, which Busoni decided to omit for public performance.
Ref: Image:Busoni fc.pdf (14:08, 2 September 2008)
Ref: Roberge, p. 35.
  • BV 256a Fantasia contrappuntistica (edizione minore):
1) Title: Choral-Vorspiel und Fuge über ein Bachsches Fragment (Der "Fantasia Contrappuntistica" kleine Ausgabe). Preludio al Corale e Fuga sopra un frammento di Bach (Edizione minore della "Fantasia Contrappuntistica")
Dedication: gewidmet Richard Buhlig.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Copyright 1912, cat.no. V.A. 3829 (21 pages)
Note: This edition contains a preface by Busoni.
2) Title: Choral-Vorspiel und Fuge über ein Bachsches Fragment (Der "Fantasia Contrappuntistica" kleine Ausgabe). Preludio al Corale e Fuga sopra un frammento di Bach (Edizione minore della "Fantasia Contrappuntistica")
In: Bach-Busoni Complete Edition Vol. IV, pp. 61-79.
Dedication: An Richard Buhlig.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1916], cat. no. BB IV.
Note: This edition contains a foreword.
Reprint: Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1920], cat. no. BB IV.
Ref: Kindermann, pp. 250-251.
  • BV 256b Fantasia contrappuntistica (for two pianos)
1) Title: Fantasia contrappuntistica. Choral-Variationen über "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe" gefolgt von einer Quadrupel-Fuge über einBachsches Fragment für zwei Klaviere
Dedication: An das Künstler- und Freundespaar Kwast-Hodapp.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Copyright 1922, cat.no. E.B. 5196, plate no. 28713 (68 pages)
Notes:
1) According to a later entry in Schnapp's Busoni-Archive catalog, the now-lost autograph had the following date at the end: "Berlin, 3. Juli 1921"
2) The Busoni-Archive of the Berlin State Library (Busoni-Archive No. 356) preserves a proof copy with Busoni's handwritten corrections.
3) On the back of the title page is a plan of the work: "A. Analytischer 1. Choral-Variationen (Einleitung - Choral und Variationen - Übergang). 2. Fuga I. 3. Fuga II. 4. Fuga III. 5. Intermezzo. 6. Variato I. 7. Variato II. 8. Variato III. 9. Cadenza. 10. Fuga IV. 11. Corale. 12. Stretta. - B. Architektonischer: Zeichnung in Form einer Gebäudefassade."
4) According to the B&H Busoni catalog this edition appeared in 1921.
Reprints:
1) Leipzig: VEB Breitkopf & Härtel, [1955 or later]
2) Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, [1966]
Ref: Kindermann, p. 251.

Sources

  • Kindermann, Jürgen (1980). Thematisch-chronologisches Verzeichnis der Werke von Ferruccio B. Busoni. Studien zur Musikgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts, vol. 19. Regensburg: Gustav Bosse Verlag. ISBN 3764920335
  • Roberge, Marc-André (1991). Ferruccio Busoni: a bio-bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press. ISBN 0313255873