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Track(s) taken from APR6008

Sonatina 'in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII', BV274

1917; Sonatina No 4

Michael Zadora (piano)
Recording details: January 1938
Friends of Recorded Music, Germany
Release date: November 2009
Total duration: 5 minutes 57 seconds

Cover artwork: Front cover photograph courtesy of Malcolm Binns.

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Marc-André Hamelin (piano)


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The Sonatina ‘in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII’ (No 4, 1917) begins with a lightly dissonant contrapuntal section that suggests Hindemith’s music from the 1930s onwards. Its third and fourth sections (out of six) stand out with an imitation of bells (a recurring motif in Busoni’s music) and a siciliana rhythm.

from notes by Marc-André Roberge © 2013

La Sonatina «in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII» (nº 4, 1917) commence par une section contrapuntique légèrement dissonante qui suggère la musique de Hindemith à partir des années 1930. Les troisième et quatrième de ses six sections ressortent par leur imitation de cloches (un motif récurrent dans la musique de Busoni) et un rythme de sicilienne.

extrait des notes rédigées par Marc-André Roberge © 2013

Die Sonatina „in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII“ (Nr. 4, 1917) beginnt mit einer leicht dissonanten kontrapunktischen Passage, die an die Musik Hindemiths ab den 1930er Jahren erinnert. Im dritten und vierten Abschnitt (von insgesamt sechs) werden Glocken imitiert (ein wiederkehrendes Motiv in Busonis Musik) und es wird ein Siziliano-Rhythmus verwendet.

aus dem Begleittext von Marc-André Roberge © 2013
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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Busoni: Late Piano Music
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