Piano Concerto, BV 247 (Busoni, Ferruccio)



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5 more: I. Prologo e Introito • II. Pezzo giocoso • III. Pezzo serioso • IV. All'Italiana • V. Cantico

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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1906. Plate Part.B. 1949.
Reprinted Wiesbaden, n.d.(after 1949). Plate 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 und Härtel, n.d.[1909]. 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 (498 bars)
II. Pezzo giocoso. Vivacemente, ma senza fretta (336 bars)
III. Pezzo serioso. (296 bars)
Introductio. Andante sostenuto
Prima pars. Andante, quasi adagio
Altera pars. Sommessamente
Ultima pars. a tempo
IV. All'Italiana, Tarantella. Vivace, in un tempo (895 bars)
V. Cantico: Largamente (214 bars, with chorus)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1903-04
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 piano, male chorus, orchestra
Male Chorus (TTBtBtBB, 48 voices)
2 piccolos, 3 flutes, 3 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, 3 percussion (glockenspiel, triangle, tambourine, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam), strings (12, 10, 8, 8, 8 players, 2 basses with low C)
Discography MusicBrainz
C.N. Kristensen
Authorities Wikidata
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information According to the Wikipedia article, "Busoni intended to dedicate the concerto to his friend William H. Dayas, but he died in 1903." Dayas' daughter Karin Dayas was soloist for the American premiere of this work in Cincinnati 1932 with Fritz Reiner conducting.