Talk:2 Episoden aus Lenau's Faust, S.110 (Liszt, Franz)

Notes on Busoni's transcription (BV B 61)

  • Transcribed from the orchestra version, S.110 (Sitsky, pp. 233-236).
  • Original title: "Episode aus Lenau's Faust. Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke (Mephisto Walzer) von Franz Liszt. Mit Anlehnung an die Orchesterpartitur für das Pianoforte neu bearbeitet und dem Grafen A. Rozwadowski gewidmet von Ferruccio Busoni" (Episode from Lenau's Faust. The Dance in the Village Inn (Mephisto Waltz) by Franz Liszt, newly transcribed for piano according to the orchestral score and dedicated to Count A. Rozwadowski by Ferruccio Busoni)
  • First performed by Busoni in Berlin in 1901, according to Dent (p. 326), possibly as an improvisation (Kindermann, p. 439). Fixed in written form in March 1904, according to a letter to his wife (Ley, p. 74).
References
  • 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
  • Ley, Rosamond, translator (1938). Ferruccio Busoni: Letters to His Wife, London: Edward Arnold & Co.
  • Sitsky, Larry (2008). Busoni and the Piano. The Works, the Writings, and the Recordings (2nd ed.) Distinquished Reprints no. 3. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press. ISBN 9781576471586