Busoni: Late Piano Music

‘Hamelin mastered its rising and falling cascades of scales, biting rhythms and thunderous textures as though he was Busoni himself’ (The Birmingham News, USA)

Marc-André Hamelin is indisputably the king of Busoni pianists. He triumphantly masters the extraordinary technical difficulties and contrapuntal complexities this composer presents. This generously priced triple album offers most of Busoni’s mature works and the widest selection of pieces from the Klavierübung so far recorded, many of them for the first time.

(Studio Master: Please note that the recording of the Fantasia after J S Bach included here is taken from Marc-André Hamelin's 1998 album 'The Composer-Pianists' and has been up-sampled to 24-bit 96 kHz.)

CDA67951/3  195 minutes 54 seconds (3 discs)
‘Works where Busoni found his truest voice … Hamelin, playing with unfaltering lucidity and authority, achieves an astonishing triumph even by his exalted standards. As always, Hyperion has done ...
BBC Music Magazine
‘What comes through on listening to Hamelin is the underlying consistency of his approach over this music as a whole and, above all, the singularity of Busoni's musical vision and its relevance to com ...