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Sonatina seconda, BV259

1912; Sonatina No 2

Sonatina seconda (1912), written without key and time signatures and without bar lines, concludes with a passage featuring the most dissonant chords that Busoni ever used. These strange, occult sonorities are heard in Doktor Faust when the three students from Cracow bring Faust a magical book. The piece, which Busoni described as ‘senza tonalità’, holds a special place in the literature showing the composer’s importance for twentieth-century music.

from notes by Marc-André Roberge © 2013

La Sonatina seconda (1912), écrite sans armature ni indications de mesure ou barres de mesures, se termine par un passage contenant les accords les plus dissonants jamais utilisés par Busoni. Ces sonorités étranges et occultes reviennent dans Doktor Faust lorsque les trois étudiants de Cracovie apportent à Faust un livre magique. La pièce, que Busoni a dite «senza tonalità», occupe une place particulière dans la littérature comme illustration de son importance pour le XXe siècle.

extrait des notes rédigées par Marc-André Roberge © 2013

Die Sonatina seconda (1912) hat weder Vorzeichen noch Taktangabe noch Taktstriche und endet mit einer Passage, in der die dissonantesten Akkorde vorkommen, die Busoni je verwendete. Diese seltsamen, okkultistisch anmutenden Klänge kommen auch in Doktor Faust vor, wenn die drei Krakauer Studenten Faust ein Zauberbuch bringen. Dieses Stück „senza tonalità“ (ohne Tonart), wie Busoni erklärte, nimmt einen besonderen Platz in der Literatur ein und zeigt die Bedeutung des Komponisten bezüglich der Musik des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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


Busoni: Late Piano Music
Studio Master: CDA67951/33CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track-specific metadata for CDA67951/3 disc 2 track 2

Recording date
24 August 2012
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Busoni: Late Piano Music (CDA67951/3)
    Disc 2 Track 2
    Release date: November 2013
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