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

'Busoni: Late Piano Music' (CDA67951/3)
Busoni: Late Piano Music
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Movement 1: Molto tranquillo
Movement 2: Andantino melancolico
Movement 3: Vivace (alla marcia)
Movement 4: Molto tranquillo
Movement 5: Polonaise (un poco cerimonioso)

Sonatina 'ad usum infantis Madeline M* Americanae', BV268
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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Details for CDA67951/3 disc 2 track 7
Polonaise (un poco cerimonioso)
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 2 Track 7
    Release date: November 2013
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