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Sonatina 'in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII', BV274

1917; Sonatina No 4

The Sonatina ‘in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII’ (No 4, 1917) begins with a lightly dissonant contrapuntal section that suggests Hindemith’s music from the 1930s onwards. Its third and fourth sections (out of six) stand out with an imitation of bells (a recurring motif in Busoni’s music) and a siciliana rhythm.

from notes by Marc-André Roberge © 2013

La Sonatina «in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII» (nº 4, 1917) commence par une section contrapuntique légèrement dissonante qui suggère la musique de Hindemith à partir des années 1930. Les troisième et quatrième de ses six sections ressortent par leur imitation de cloches (un motif récurrent dans la musique de Busoni) et un rythme de sicilienne.

extrait des notes rédigées par Marc-André Roberge © 2013

Die Sonatina „in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII“ (Nr. 4, 1917) beginnt mit einer leicht dissonanten kontrapunktischen Passage, die an die Musik Hindemiths ab den 1930er Jahren erinnert. Im dritten und vierten Abschnitt (von insgesamt sechs) werden Glocken imitiert (ein wiederkehrendes Motiv in Busonis Musik) und es wird ein Siziliano-Rhythmus verwendet.

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 8

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 8
    Release date: November 2013
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