Tuesday, December 11, 2012

C Major Piano Concerto of Ferruccio Busoni

Busoni was an Italian composer who lived a short life of 58 years from 1866 to 1924. He died of a kidney ailment. He is well known for his piano transcriptions of Bach's harpsichord and clavichord works. He has written many works for solo pianoforte and orchestra. His famous works are Doktor Faustus, Nocturne Symphonique , Piano Concerto (attached here), Piano Konzertstuck, Violin Concerto and Turandot Suite. This C Major Piano Concerto is unique for being the longest piano concerto ever written.The concerto also involves a pipe organ and choir. The famous British pianist, John Ogdon, was an ardent fan and champion of this concerto. http://youtu.be/5oPVwGdn55k

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