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Front cover photograph courtesy of Malcolm Binns.
Track(s) taken from APR6008
Recording details: January 1938
Friends of Recorded Music, Germany
Release date: November 2009
Total duration: 5 minutes 31 seconds

Sonatina 'ad usum infantis Madeline M* Americanae', BV268
composer
1915; Sonatina No 3

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Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Sonatina ‘ad usum infantis Madeline M* Americanae’ (No 3, 1915) is dedicated to a girl of probably eighteen who was a friend of Busoni’s elder son, Benvenuto. It consists of five movements, of which the third is a march and the fifth a polonaise later used as the concluding number of the opera Arlecchino (1914–16). Busoni may have intended it for the harpsichord (‘pro clavicimbalo [sic] composita’)—he had purchased a specimen from Arnold Dolmetsch in 1910—but it is usually played on the piano (only two of the fifteen or so recordings use the harpsichord).

from notes by Marc-André Roberge © 2013


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'Busoni: Late Piano Music' (CDA67951/3)
Busoni: Late Piano Music
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