The Compleat Busoni, Volume 1

The Compleat Busoni, Volume 1

Busoni and the piano: The works, the writings, and the recordings

The Compleat Busoni, Volume 2
The Compleat Busoni, Volume 3

Authored by: Larry Sitsky

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VOLUME 1: Busoni and the piano: The works, the writings, and the recordings.

Larry Sitsky, professor emeritus at The Australian National University, is an internationally known composer, pianist, scholar, and teacher. His books are fundamental reference works on subjects such as Australian piano music, the 20th-century avant-garde, the piano music of Anton Rubinstein, the early 20th-century Russian avant-garde, and the classical reproducing piano roll.

The Compleat Busoni is the result of Sitsky’s lifelong focus on the composer Ferruccio Busoni. Over three volumes, Sitsky surveys Busoni’s vast output, provides an ending to the unfinished opera Dr. Faust, and presents definitive realisations of the Fantasia Contrappuntistica in two-piano and orchestral versions. New insights into Busoni’s style and aesthetics are an integral aspect of this work.


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Aug 2023
ANU Press Music
Arts & Humanities: Art & Music

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  1. Busoni's Position in the Mainstream of Music History (PDF, 3.0 MB) doi

The Shorter and Unpublished Original Works

  1. Short Works Unpublished by Busoni (PDF, 7.0 MB) doi
  2. Large-Scale Works Unpublished by Busoni (PDF, 5.4 MB) doi
  3. Early Published Works (PDF, 7.0 MB) doi
  4. Miscellaneous Published Works (PDF, 8.8 MB) doi

The Major Original Works

  1. The Six Sonatinas (PDF, 9.1 MB) doi
  2. The Piano Concerto (PDF, 13.6 MB) doi
  3. Other Works for Piano and Orchestra (PDF, 10.2 MB) doi
  4. The Fantasia Contrappuntistica (PDF, 12.7 MB) doi
  5. The Klavierübung (PDF, 5.8 MB) doi

Busoni and Other Composers

  1. Busoni and Bach (PDF, 15.3 MB) doi
  2. Busoni and Liszt (PDF, 17.5 MB) doi
  3. Busoni and Mozart (PDF, 13.3 MB) doi
  4. Busoni and Other Composers (PDF, 11.6 MB) doi

Busoni and Aesthetics

  1. Busoni's Theories of and Attitudes toward the Art of Transcription (PDF, 2.4 MB) doi
  2. The Organ Transcriptions (PDF, 6.9 MB) doi
  3. Busoni's Compositional Growth (PDF, 2.9 MB) doi
  4. Busoni's Theory of Notation for the Piano (PDF, 2.2 MB) doi
  5. Busoni's Recorded Legacy (PDF, 3.7 MB) doi

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