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Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude, BV213a
composer
1922; published in Book 8 of the Klavierübung, second edition, 1925; dedicated to Gino Tagliapietra; shortened version of the 1884 Variations and Fugue in free form on Chopin's C minor Prelude, Op 22 BV213; after the Prelude in C minor, Op 28 No 20

Recordings
'Busoni: Late Piano Music' (CDA67951/3)
Busoni: Late Piano Music
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'Hommage à Chopin' (CDA67803)
Hommage à Chopin
Details
Track 10 on CDA67951/3 CD3 [10'03] 3CDs Best of 2014

Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude, BV213a
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The Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude resulted from a substantial revision of a large set of Variations and a Fugue on the celebrated Prelude in C minor (Op 28 No 20), which Busoni wrote in 1884 at the age of eighteen. In 1922 he added an introductory fugato and reduced the number of variations from eighteen to ten for inclusion in the first edition of the Klavierübung (1922), and then reduced it further to nine (by dropping the ‘Fantasia’) for the second edition (1925). Its final pages consist of a ‘Scherzo finale’ in tarantella style with an ‘Hommage à Chopin’ in waltz rhythm as its middle section.

from notes by Marc-André Roberge © 2013

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Details for CDA67951/3 disc 3 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-95310
Duration
10'03
Recording date
24 August 2012
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Busoni: Late Piano Music (CDA67951/3)
    Disc 3 Track 10
    Release date: November 2013
    3CDs Best of 2014
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