Recordings of Performances from "The Pianism of Ferruccio Busoni: a critique of selected recordings and a creative re-imagining through new performances"

TitleRecordings of Performances from "The Pianism of Ferruccio Busoni: a critique of selected recordings and a creative re-imagining through new performances"
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Access PrivilegesSchool of Music
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Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Significance StatementUnique style of piano playing that counters the homogenic, stock-standard interpretations currently permeating the concert stage.
Brief DescriptionRecordings of my performances, which are inspired by selected recordings by Ferruccio Busoni
Full DescriptionIn partial fulfilment of PhD, 270 minutes' worth of recorded music are provided. The 270 minutes are divided into three recital of approximately 90 minutes each. Each recital focuses on a composer that featured prolifically in Busoni’s performative career: Chopin, Liszt, and J. S. Bach.

Recital 1 (Busoni and Chopin): 2018-11-27 – Larry Sitsky Recital Room, ANU
- Excerpt from Sonatina seconda (BV 259) – Busoni
- Preludes, Op. 28 – Chopin
- Encore: Ecossaise for Piano in E-flat Major (WoO 86) – Beethoven/Busoni
Recorded on a Steinway and Sons D-274

Recital 2 (Busoni and Liszt): 12/10/2019 – Wesley Music Center, Forrest
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 in E minor ‘Héroïde-élégiaque’ – Liszt
- Valse à capriccio sur deux motifs du ‘Lucia’ et Parisina’ – Liszt
- Polonaise No. 2 in E Major – Liszt/Busoni
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor – Liszt

- Mephisto Waltz No. 1 – Liszt/Busoni
- Réminiscenes de Norma – Liszt
- Etude No. 3 in G-Sharp minor ‘La Campanella’ – Liszt
- Encore: Sonata No. 4 ‘Sufi Path’ (V: Journey Away from Forgetfulness (Safaz – li – Allah) and the Knowez (Arif)) – Sitsky
Recorded on a Yamaha C5X

Recital 3 (Part 1) (Busoni and Bach): 28/11/2020 – Wesley Music Center, Forrest
- Widmung (Dedication) – Busoni
- Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 533) – Bach/Busoni
- Organ Choral Preludes (BV B 27) – Bach/Busoni

1. Komm, Gott, Schöpfer! (Come, God, Creator!)
2. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, the voice commands)
3. Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland (Now comes the gentiles’ Saviour)
4. Nun freut euch, lieben Christen (Rejoice, beloved Christmas)
5. Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr (I call on Thee, Lord)
6. Herr Gott, nun schleuss’ den Himmel auf! (Lord God, Heaven’s gate unlock!)
7a & b. Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verderbt (Through Adam came our fall)
8. In dir ist Freude (In Thee is Gladness)
9. Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, der von uns den Zorn Gottes wandt (Jesus Christ, our Lord and saviour, who turn’dst from us the wrath of God)

Recital 3 (Part 2) (Busoni and Bach): 28/11/2020 – Wesley Music Center, Forrest
- Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor (BWV 9030) – Bach/Busoni
- Chaconne in D minor (BWV 1004) – Bach/Busoni
- Fantasia after J.S. Bach – Busoni
- Encore: Indianisches Erntelied (Indian Harvest Song) – Busoni
Recorded on a Yamaha C5X.

Contact Address17 Julius St. Pearce
Contact Phone Number0423276385
Principal InvestigatorAaron Chew
SupervisorsEmeritus Professor Larry Sitsky
Dr. Kim Cunio
Dr. Neal Peres da Costa
Fields of Research3603 - Music
360303 - Music education
360304 - Music performance
Socio-Economic Objective280122 - Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies
KeywordsAaron Chew
Ferruccio Busoni
Pianism of Ferruccio Busoni
Type of Research ActivityApplied Research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
Time Period2018 - 2020
Date of data creation2018-11-27
Year of data publication2022
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
Aaron Chew
Publisher for CitationThe Australian National University Data Commons
Access Rights TypeOpen
Licence TypeUnknown/Other - Unknown licence or record provider defined licence
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:6171
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