FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924): Piano Music, Vol. 9 - Una festa di villaggio, Op. 9, Racconti fantastici, Op. 10, Danze antiche, Op. 11, Gavotte, Op. 70, Suite campestre, Op. 18, 5 Pièces, Op. 3.
Catalogue Number: 10T049
Description: Seventeen years and a few months into this series we get a disc of early works, all composed when Busoni was between the ages of eleven and fifteen. Full of charm and wit, they reveal his precocious absorption of earlier models - principally Bach, Mozart, Weber and Schumann - as well as exceptional technical finesse. Una festa charts the day’s events of a village festival while Suite campestre, one of his most distinctive early compositions, possesses moments of inwardness that presage the mature works to come. Wolf Harden (piano).