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Sonatina brevis 'in signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni', BV280
composer
1918; Sonatina No 5

Recordings
'Busoni: Late Piano Music' (CDA67951/3)
Busoni: Late Piano Music
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Track 9 on CDA67951/3 CD2 [5'45] 3CDs Best of 2014

Sonatina brevis 'in signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni', BV280
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The Sonatina brevis ‘in signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni’ (No 5, 1918) is a Nachdichtung of Bach’s Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV905 (of dubious authenticity). Following an original three-bar introduction featuring descending diminished sevenths, Busoni quotes the beginning of the model but then follows it in the freest imaginable manner. After using the fugue’s first two bars he only takes inspiration from it, resorting to adventurous counterpoint, with the falling motif worked into the texture, and concludes on the dominant.

from notes by Marc-André Roberge © 2013

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67951/3 disc 2 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-95209
Duration
5'45
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 9
    Release date: November 2013
    3CDs Best of 2014
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