Ferruccio Busoni
Elegies

About Ferruccio Busoni's Elegies

With the Elegies from 1907, Busoni’s enters his mature period, leaving behind his earlier romantic approach in favour of a more modernistic one. The set was published just after his important book Toward a New Aesthetic of Music, in which he proposed a number of new paths for the music of the 20th century, such as the use of microtonal scales and electronics.
No such radical steps are taken in the Elegies, but nevertheless Busoni himself felt that the Elegies signified “a milestone in my development. Almost a transformation. Hence the title, ’Nach der Wendung [After the Turning]’”.
The seventh Elegy, Berceuse, was added in 1909. It is a transcription of Busoni’s own orchestral work Berceuse élégiaque, dedicated to the memory of his mother, who died that year.

ID:213
Preview TitleKey Year Level
1. Nach der Wendung   by Busoni piano sheet music AAB 1. Nach der Wendung N/A 1907 8+
2. All'Italia! In modo napolitano   by Busoni piano sheet music AAC 2. All'Italia! In modo napolitano N/A 1907 8+
3. Meine Seele bangt und hofft zu Dir   by Busoni piano sheet music AAD 3. Meine Seele bangt und hofft zu Dir N/A 1907 8
4. Turandots Frauengemach   by Busoni piano sheet music AAE 4. Turandots Frauengemach N/A 1907 8+
5. Die Nächtlichen   by Busoni piano sheet music AAF 5. Die N├Ąchtlichen N/A 1907 8
6. Ercheinung   by Busoni piano sheet music AAG 6. Ercheinung N/A 1907 8+
7. Berceuse   by Busoni piano sheet music AAH 7. Berceuse N/A 1907 8