Schumann-Busoni: Abenlied

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  • Composers: Ferruccio Busoni, Robert Schumann
  • Editor: Joachim Draheim
  • Instrumentation: Clarinet Quintet (Clarinet, Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello)
  • Work: Busoni: Abendlied (version of Schumann, Op. 85, No. 12), BV B 107
  • ISMN: 9790004502334
  • Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 18

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Description

Schumann's Abendlied for three-hand (!) piano (No. 12 from the "Piano Pieces for Four Hands", Op. 85) was tremendously popular in the 19th century, as we can see from the impressive number of arrangements made of it, including those by Camille Saint-Saëns and Joachim Raff. This is the back-ground against which this version must be seen. The 14-year-old Ferruccio Busoni transposed Schumann's "warhorse" to in C Major and arranged it for clarinet and string quartet, presumably as appendix to his Suite in G Minor, for the concerts given by his father Ferdinando, a clarinetist. Like many of Busoni's other early works, this little score also remained unpublished to our first edition.

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