Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
176 registered (accordeur, A Guy, Anita Potter, anamnesis, 41 invisible), 1486 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2057736 - 04/01/13 11:12 AM Happy Birthday Ferruccio Busoni!
argerichfan Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8994
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
I can only imagine what this titan must have sounded like in concert. Certainly his few recordings don't yield much in the way of insights, let alone the legendary magic.

At least we have his music. It does not appeal to everyone, but for those who feel he wrote only for the mind and not the heart, listen to his 2nd Violin Sonata, the Elegies for piano, the opera Doktor Faust, Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, 6th Sonatina (fantasy on Carmen), and of course the monumental Piano Concerto.

Happy Birthday!
_________________________
Jason

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#2057748 - 04/01/13 11:34 AM Re: Happy Birthday Ferruccio Busoni! [Re: argerichfan]
fnork Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 1812
Loc: Helsinki, Finland
Oh, is he also having birthday today, cool! Hooray for Busoni! A friend of mine is actually doing a doctorate on his music, performing all sonatinas, transcriptions, etc...very interesting music in many cases, rather peculiar. Not all is successful, but some works are really worth exploring. Of course, the infamous toccata is hardly playable, for most of us...

Top
#2059114 - 04/04/13 08:32 AM Re: Happy Birthday Ferruccio Busoni! [Re: argerichfan]
Gerard12 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/19/10
Posts: 776
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
I can only imagine what this titan must have sounded like in concert. Certainly his few recordings don't yield much in the way of insights, let alone the legendary magic.


Underneath the scratchiness - and despite the lo-fidelity - the tone he produced was incredible. I would've loved to have heard it live.....


Edited by Gerard12 (04/04/13 08:33 AM)
_________________________
Piano performance and instruction (former college music professor).

Top
#2059124 - 04/04/13 08:47 AM Re: Happy Birthday Ferruccio Busoni! [Re: argerichfan]
pianovirus Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/24/07
Posts: 956
Loc: Basel, Switzerland
Originally Posted By: argerichfan
At least we have his music. It does not appeal to everyone, but for those who feel he wrote only for the mind and not the heart, listen to his 2nd Violin Sonata, the Elegies for piano, the opera Doktor Faust, Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, 6th Sonatina (fantasy on Carmen), and of course the monumental Piano Concerto.


Indeed! And his many wonderful transcriptions, and the deeply felt Fantasy after J.S. Bach.

_________________________
youtube.com/user/pianovirus

Top
#2059398 - 04/04/13 04:40 PM Re: Happy Birthday Ferruccio Busoni! [Re: Gerard12]
argerichfan Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/15/06
Posts: 8994
Loc: Pacific Northwest, US.
Originally Posted By: Gerard12

Underneath the scratchiness - and despite the lo-fidelity - the tone he produced was incredible. I would've loved to have heard it live.....

Perhaps I'll need to give those recordings another spin or find better transfers!

I read once that Arthur Rubinstein was invited to listen to some new hi-fangled recording of piano rolls that Busoni made- reputedly capturing the 'real' sound, the essence of Busoni, yada yada.

Rubinstein listened for a few minutes and muttered 'these are just a caricature'.
_________________________
Jason

Top
#2059409 - 04/04/13 05:06 PM Re: Happy Birthday Ferruccio Busoni! [Re: argerichfan]
didyougethathing Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/08/11
Posts: 545
Loc: New York
Happy birthday!

I love much of his work, but have yet to find a recording of his Piano Sonata in F Minor. I'd love to hear it!

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
The February 2015 Issue of our Free Piano News Newsletter is out now! FREE Piano Newsletter
--------------------
The best thing I've learned on Piano World....
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
(ad) Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Online Lessons
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Yamaha DGT2A as midi controller?
by russ2246
17 minutes 59 seconds ago
Priorities
by George Gk
Today at 06:31 PM
Schumann Carnaval op.9 "Chopin" . Would like feedback.
by ChopinLives81
Today at 06:15 PM
How to play chords when fingers don't reach?
by MeghanM
Today at 06:12 PM
how to play a piano with sticks
by Michael Sayers
Today at 05:16 PM
Forum Stats
78,379 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,050 Topics
2,379,304 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission