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Busoni: Piano Music, Vol. 10 / Harden


Release Date: 03/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573806  
Composer:  Ferruccio BusoniJohannes BrahmsFranz Liszt
Performer:  Wolf Harden
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Busoni embodied an essentially recreative approach to the music of the past. His Bach transcriptions reveal an absolute command of intricate polyphony and a limpid clarity. Mozart stood as an aesthetic and technical exemplar while Cramer’s little-known Etudes are adapted for modern piano technique. Busoni preserved the Lutheran austerity of Brahms’s Chorale Preludes for Organ, Op. 122 whereas in the Mephisto Waltz No. 1 he augments Liszt’s heady writing with a super-virtuosity of his own. Wolf Harden I one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. He has enjoyed great success in the Trio Fontenay, an ensemble that he founded in 1980 and with which he has toured to all the world’s major music centres. Harden devotes himself not only Read more to chamber music but, with the same success, to the solo piano repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia, Adagio e Fuga, transcription for piano (after J. S. Bach, BWV 906/968), KiV B37 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1915 
2.
Concerto for Piano with Orchestra and Male Chorus, Op. 39/K 247: II. Andantino by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
3.
Etudes (8), transcriptions for piano (after J. B. Cramer, Op. 81; KÜ 5/4, KÜ II 10/7), KiV B53 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1897 
4.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 4, Herzlich tut mich erfreuen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
5.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 5, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
6.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 8, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
7.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 9, Herzlich tut mich verlangen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
8.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 10, Herzlich tut mich verlangen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
9.
Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 11, O Welt, ich muss dich lassen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
10.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wolf Harden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 

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