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Zocchi, Robert 1986 , 'Busoni and the piano', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This presentation concerns itself with the piano music
of Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924). Its aim is to examine this
music with a view to determining what constitutes the personal
compositional style of Busoni as well as discussing his approach
to the piano in his works for and performances on that instrument.
Busoni's achievements will be compared with those of Liszt,
an important predecessor in the search for a new style of
composition early this century. Through further comparisons
with his contemporaries in the first quarter of this century,
Busoni's place in the history of keyboard music may be assessed.
This presentation will contain a review of Busoni's output
of works for the piano. Significant representative works from
his mature years as a composer will be selected for detailed
discussion in an effort to support statements made about his
music generally.
In order to establish a sense of perspective, the broader currents
of transition from a nineteenth-century piano style to a twentieth-century
one will be discussed and compared with the transition
which took place during Busoni's development as a composer.
As well as this, the path of music since the death of Busoni
will be discussed in the light of his achievements.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Zocchi, Robert
Keywords: Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924, Piano music
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Bibliography: leaf 106. Thesis (M. Mus.)--University of Tasmania, 1988

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