Busoni: 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano, BV 123, 196, & 237

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  • Composer: Ferruccio Busoni
  • Editor: Joachim Draheim
  • Instrumentation: Cello, Piano, Cello / Clarinet
  • ISMN: 9790004181003
  • Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 52
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

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Busoni's juvenilia are proving to be a real treasure trove, even when they are not necessarily first editions. Composed in Helsinki in 1890 and published shortly thereafter, the "Kultaselle Variations" were long considered as a special tip among Busoni insiders. Printed in 1883, the "Serenata Op. 34" was based on a work of the same name for clarinet and piano. While the Märchen (Fairy Tale), written in 1879, bears the indication "for cello and piano" in the manuscript, it was an arranged clarinet part that was written out separately. It is not known which fairy tale Busoni had in mind when he wrote the work. The agitated middle section of the piece does, however, resemble the "Cavern of Steenfoll", the third piece of the "Racconti fantastici" Op. 12 for piano, which was inspired by a fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff.


  • Fairy Tale (Märchen), BV 123
  • Serenata, BV 196
  • Kultaselle

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