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Busoni: Violin Sonatas / Guiliano Fontanella, Tania Salinaro

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>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 29, KiV 234
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244

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>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 29, KiV 234
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244
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Notes & Reviews:

A child prodigy who had achieved fame as a virtuoso pianist and written nearly 200 works before he was out of his teens, Busoni composed the majority of his chamber music - of which the two violin sonatas comprise early examples - during the former half of his career. Deservedly accorded equal status on Newton Classics' release, these two masterpieces are rousingly performed here by Fontanella and Salinaro. The CD provides a fascinating insight into the young Busoni, effectively tracking the development of his early style into one which, in view of its use of harmony, unusual form and complex part-writing, anticipates his full maturity as a composer.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
The performances of both works are elegant, yet powerful. Busoni always wanted his music to combine German depth with Italian transparency, and the playing here seems to do just that. Fontanella plays with a rich, nutty tone, especially in 1:II, which eloquently explores the violin's lower register. Salinaro's pianism complements this with good interaction and dynamic control - no mean feat in a work that constantly divides, then blends its parts with great subtlety. A typical example is the 12th variation in 2:III, a complex fugue, which the duo builds to a majestic peak, with total artistic control along its entire ascent.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: IN Studio, Treviso (03/07/1999-03/11/1999).



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>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 29, KiV 234
  • Performers: Giuliano Fontanella (Violin); Tania Salinaro (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/07/1999-03/11/1999)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244
  • Performers: Giuliano Fontanella (Violin); Tania Salinaro (Piano)
  • Notes: IN Studio, Treviso (03/07/1999-03/11/1999)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898