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The essence of music : and other papers

Author: Ferruccio Busoni
Publisher: New York : Philosophical Library, 1957.
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Genre/Form: Music
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ferruccio Busoni
OCLC Number: 1269592
Notes: "Translated ... from Von der Einheit der Musik and Vesen [i.e. Wesen] und Einheit der Musik."
Description: 204 pages : illustrations, music ; 22 cm
Contents: The essence and oneness of music. The oneness of music and the possibilities of the opera --
The future of music. Open letter to Hans Pfitzner ; Young Classicism ; Simplicity of music in the future ; The new harmony ; Concerning harmony ; Futurism in music ; Report on the division of the whole tone into three parts ; Melody of the future ; An attempt at a definition of melody ; Proportion ; The theory of orchestration ; Insufficiency of the means for musical expression ; The future of opera ; What is happening at the present time --
About himself and his works. Self-criticism ; How I compose ; Self-assessment ; Two autobiographical fragments ; The Turandot music ; Arlecchino's evolution ; The meaning of Arlecchino ; Apropos of Arlecchino ; The score of Doktor Faust ; Remarks about the proper order of the Opus numbers of my works --
Piano playing and piano music. The pianoforte should be esteemed ; The requirements necessary for a pianist ; Rule for practising the piano ; The pianoforte genius ; Playing from memory ; Value of the transcription ; Mozart's Don Giovanni and Liszt's Don Juan fantasy ; The transcription --
Bach. Introduction to the Bach Edition ; The fugue ; Bach's toccatas ; Sketch for a dramatic performance of Bach's St. Matthew passion --
Mozart. Mozart : aphorisms ; For the Don Giovanni jubilee Mozart's libretti --
Beethoven. What did Beethoven give us? ; From the Zürich programmes : Beethoven ; Beethoven and musical humour --
Liszt. From the Zürich programmes : Liszt ; Open letter about Liszt ; Bibliographical and critical study drawn up as a foundation to the proposed collected edition of Liszt's pianoforte works ; Foreword to the Studies by Liszt --
About various composers. Arrigo Boito ; Reminiscences of Saint-Saëns ; Richard Strauss ; Schönberg matinée ; Die Bekehrte --
Various essays and thoughts. Open reply ; Art and technique ; How long will it go on? ; Routine ; Introduction to E.T.A. Hoffmann's Phantastischen Geschichten ; The realm of music : an epilogue to the new aesthetic ; A fairy-like invention ; The essence of music : a paving of the way to an understanding of the everlasting calendar.
Other Titles: Von der Einheit der Musik.
Responsibility: Ferruccio Busoni ; translated from the German by Rosamond Ley.

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