Piano Concerto, Op.39, BV 247 (Busoni, Ferruccio)




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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1906. Plate Part.B. 1949
Reprinted Wiesbaden, n.d.(after 1950). Edition PB 5104 (study score)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Male Chorus and 2 Pianos (Petri)

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Arranger Egon Petri (1881–1962)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1909. Plate V.A. 2861.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Could be considered a 2-piano arrangement where the choral score is there for reference- probably rather better and probably the actual intention, since the chorus can see their part in the final movement but that's not so good as having choral parts to read from.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate V.A. 2861.
Reprinted Wiesbaden, n.d.(post-1949)
Misc. Notes The author's revised and extended version of the cadenza for the 4th movement was only published in the concerto's arrangement for 2 pianos (1909). This file is from the MIT archive project.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto
Alternative. Title Concerto per un pianoforte principale e diversi strumenti ad arco a fiato ed a percussione: aggiuntovi un coro finale per voci d'uomini a sei parti, anno MCMIV, opera XXXIX
Composer Busoni, Ferruccio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BV 247 ; Op.39
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFB 40
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements:
I. Prologo e Introito: Allegro, dolce e solenne
II. Pezzo giocoso
III. Pezzo serioso:
Introductio: Andante sostenuto
Prima pars: Andante, quasi adagio
Altera pars: Sommessamente
Ultima pars: a tempo
IV. All'Italiana: Tarantella: Vivace; In un tempo
V. Cantico: Largamente (with chorus)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1904
First Performance. 1904-11-10 in Berlin, Beethoven-Saal
Ferruccio Busoni, piano; Choir of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche;
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Karl Muck, conductor
First Publication. 1906 (full score and parts), 1909 (arrangement for 2 pianos)
Librettist Adam Oehlenschläger (1779−1850)
Language German (last movement)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 70 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soloist: piano
Voices: male chorus (8 tenors I, 8 tenors II, 8 baritones I, 8 baritones II, 8 basses I, 8 basses II)
Orchestra: 2 piccolos, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons; 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; 3 timpani, 3 percussion (glockenspiel, triangle, tambourine, military drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam); 12 violins I, 10 violins II, 8 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double-basses (4-string), 2 double-basses (5-string)