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Faculty Concert: Busoni Festival with Steven Beck and Erinn Knyt

Ferruccio Busoni
Ferruccio Busoni

Wed. Feb. 14 @ 7:30 PM, Bezanson Hall - FREE

Featuring the music of Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)

With UMass faculty pianist Steven Beck, guest pianist Amy Cheng & UMass student pianists

Pre-concert talk at 7:30pm by UMass musicology professor & Busoni scholar Erinn Knyt

Music by Busoni to include:

Improvisation on "Wie wohl ist mir" (two pianos)
Seven short pieces for the cultivation of polyphonic playing (piano solo, students from studios of Steven Beck & Gilles Vonsattel)
Elegy (clarinet and piano)
Fantasia contrappuntistica (two pianos)

Ferruccio Busoni was an Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor, writer, and teacher. His international career and reputation led him to work closely with many of the leading musicians, artists and literary figures of his time, and he was a sought-after keyboard instructor and a teacher of composition. More =>