Sarabande and Cortège, BV 282 (Busoni, Ferruccio)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1922. Plate Part.B. 2606.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1919.
Reprinted Boca Raton: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(after 1995).
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Work Title Sarabande and Cortège
Alternative. Title Zwei Studien zu Doktor Faust ; Elegies Nos.5 and 6
Composer Busoni, Ferruccio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BV 282 ; Op.51
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFB 51
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 pieces:
  1. Sarabande (Elegie No.5) (in B minor) - attacca:
  2. Cortège in carattere d'una Polacca (Elegie No.6) (in C major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1918–19
First Performance. 1919-3-31, Zürich
Volkmar Andreae, conducting the Tonhalle Orchestra
First Publication. 1920
Dedication Volkmar Andreae
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra (3 Flutes, oboe, 2 English horns, contrabassoon, 3 trombones, timpani, tamtam, bass drum, celesta, harp, strings - Sarabande ; 2 flutes, flute 3/piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in C, bass clarinet in C, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, tambour, bass drum, cymbals, celesta, 2 harps, strings - cortege.)
External Links MPH preface (Bradford Robinson, 2009)
Wikipedia article (Russian)

Misc. Comments

Studies (for/from the incomplete opera "Doctor Faust") is used here more in the sense of "sketches" than studies as in "etudes", actually.

The list given at Wikipedia does not quite match: Elegy no.5 is "Die Nächtlichen (Walzer)" and Elegy no.6 is "Erscheinung (Notturno)", manuscripts @ Busoni Archive nos. 237-8, published 1908. However, Busoni, like Liszt and others in their tradition, was forever revising and reconsidering, so... ?.