Turandot (suite), Op.41, BV 248 (Busoni, Ferruccio)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1906. Plate Part.Bibl. 383.
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Appendix I: Verzweiflung und Ergebung (BV 248a)

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Die Hinrichtung, Das Stadttor, Der Abschied (No.1)

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General Information

Work Title Turandot Suite
Alternative. Title Orchester Suite aus der Musik zu Gozzis Märchendrama Turandot
Composer Busoni, Ferruccio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.41 ; BV 248 (original version) ; BV 248a (Appendix I) ; BV 248b (Appendix II)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 8 or 9 sections
I. Die Hinrichtung, das Stadttor, der Abschied aus der Musik zum ersten Akt
II. Truffaldino (Introduzione e marcia grotesca)
III. Altoum. Marsch
IV. "Turandot" Marsch
V. Das Frauengemach. Einleitung zum III. Akt
VI. Tanz und Gesang
VII. "Nächtlicher Walzer" aus der Musik zum vierten Akt
Verzweiflung und Ergebung [Appendix I, BV 248a]
VIII. "In modo di Marcia funebre" e "Finale alla Turca" aus der Musik zum fünften Akt
Altoums Warnung [Appendix II, BV 248b; replaces the "Marcia funebre"]
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1904 (BV 248), 1911 (BV 248a), 1917 (BV 248b)
First Performance. 1905-10-21 in Berlin, Beethovensaal — BV 248
Orchestra; Ferruccio Busoni (conductor)

1911-10-26 in Berlin, Deutsches Theater — BV 248a

Bösendorfer Orchestra; Oskar Fried (conductor)

1921-01-13 in Berlin, Philharmonie — BV 248b

Philharmonic Orchestra; Ferruccio Busoni (conductor)
First Publication. 1906 (BV 248), 1911 (BV 248a), 1918 (BV 248b)
Dedication Karl Muck
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: female chorus (unison) ad lib.

Orchestra: 3 flutes (piccolo), 3 oboes (English horn), 3 clarinets (bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (contrabassoon); 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; tympani, percussion (glockenspiel, triangle, tambourine, covered drum, bass drum, tam-tam); 2 harps; strings


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According to Beaumont (1985), p. 85, the final 9-movement version with "Verzweiflung und Ergebung" and "Altoums Warnung" is the "definitive version" of the Turandot Suite.

Publication History

  • BV 248: Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1906, cat. no. Part. B. 1976, 135 pages score; Orch. B. 1842/44, 34 orchestral parts; Ch. B. 1772, voice parts.
  • BV 248a: Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1911, cat. no. Part. B. 2309, 17 pages score; Orch. B. 2187, 35 orchestra parts.
  • BV 248b: Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1918, cat. no. Part. B. 1976a, 8 pages.

Publication information from Kindermann (1980).