Op. 1: Song - Ave Maria - (for unspecified voice)

Op. 2: Song - Ave Maria, for Contralto

Op. 3: Five Pieces for Piano: Preludio, Menuetto, Gavotta, Etude and Gigue.

Op. 4, 5, 6: (3) Pieces for Piano: Scherzo, Prelude and Fugue (Scène de Ballet)

Op. 7: Prelude and Fugue, for Organ (Originally published as Op.76)

Op. 8: Scherzo (Extracted from the Piano Sonata, Op. 8, e)

Op. 9: Village Festival, for Piano in Six Parts

Op 10: Three Pieces in Ancient Style: Minuetto, Sonatine e Gigue, for Piano

Op.11: Old Dances: Minuetto, Gavotta, Gigue and Bourrée, for Piano

Op.12: Fantastic Tales - Three Characteristics Pieces for Piano

Op.13: Danza Notturna ( Nocturnal Dance) for Piano

Op.14: Minuetto, for Piano

Op.15: Two Songs

Op.16: Six Etudes for Piano (Two additional études were added later)

Op.17: Etude in Variation form, for Piano

Op.18: Two Old German Songs

Op.19: String Quartet No. 1, C

Op.20: Second Ballet Scene, F, for Piano

Op.21: Prelude and Fugue, in Free Style, for Piano, c

Op.22: Variations and Fuque, in Free Style after Chopin's Prelude, Op. 28, No. 20,c

Op.23: Kleine (Little) Suite, for Cello and Piano

Op.24: Two Songs for a Low Voice

Op.25: Symphonic Suite for Orchestra: Präludium, Gavotte, Gigue, Intermezzo, Finale.

Op.26: String Quartet No. 2, d

Op.27: Finnish Folk Tunes, for piano four hands

Op.28: Bagatelles, for Violin and Piano

Op.29: Sonata No. 1, for Violin and Piano

Op.30: Album Vocale (4 Songs)

Op.30A: Two Pieces: (1) War Dance: (2) Peace Dance, for Piano

Op.31A: Concert Piece for Piano and Orchestra

Op.32: Peasants' March, composed for Piano, as an addition to The Village Festival

Op.32A: Symphonic Poem for Orchestra (Orig. Concert-Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra)

Op.33: Fourth Ballet Scene in the Form of a Concert Waltz, for Piano

Op.33B: Six Pieces for Piano

Op.34: Serenata for Cello and Piano

Op.35: Ave Maria for Baritone and Orchestra

Op.35A: Violin Concerto in D

Op.36: Prelude and Fugue

Op.36A: Sonata No. 2, for Violin and Piano, e

Op.37: Twenty-four Preludes for Piano

Op.38: Song of Mourning (Lied der Klage), for Contralto

Op.38: Comedy Overture

Op.39: The Singer's Curse (Des Sängers Fluch), for Contralto

Op.40: The Four Seasons: Poems for Male Voices and Small Orchestra

Op.41: Turandot - Orchestral Suite from the Opera.

Op.42: Six Elegies - Poem for Orchestra

Op.43: Symphonic Nocturne for Orchestra

Op.44: Indian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra

Op.45: Die Brautwahl ( The Bridal Lottery ) - Orchestral Suite from the Opera.

Op.46: Rondo Arlecchinesco for Orchestra

Op.47: Indian Diary - Second Book - Study for Small Orchestra

Op.48: Concertino for Clarinet and Small Orchestra

Op.49: Two Songs for Baritone with Small Orchestra

Op.51: Sarabande and Cortege - Two Studies from the Opera Doktor Faustus

Op.52: Divertimento for Flute and Orchestra

Op.53: Waltzes for Orchestra

Op.54: Romanza and Scherzoso ( Concertino ) for Piano and Orchestra

Op.55: Gypsy Song for Baritone and Orchestra

Op.61: Menuetto capriccioso for Piano

Op.70: Gavotte, for Piano

(N.B. Busoni's opus numbers are somewhat arbitrary. Until age 17, he numbered everything he composed. Then he began again, using some of the same numbers. For more detail of the works (especially vocal) consult biographies of the artist


Albumblatt (Album Leaf) for Flute (or muted violin) and Piano

Albumblätter (Album Leaves) - 3 Pieces for Piano

An die jugend (For the Young) (4 Pieces)

(Die) Bekehrte (The Convert) for Mezzo-Soprano and Piano

(Die) Brautwahl (The Bridal Lottery) Opera, after E.T.A. Hofmann, in 3 acts

By the Waters of Babel, for Man's Voice and Piano

Chorale: Wie wohl ist mir (Bach), for Two Pianos

Chorale-Variation on Allein Gott in der Höh' (Bach) for 2 pianos

Doktor Faustus (Doctor Faust) - Opera in 2 acts ( Completed by Phillip Jarnach)

Duettino Concertante, after the Finale of Mozart's Piano Concerto #9, 2 Pianos

Etude 15, in the form of an Adagio from the Sonata in Db, for Piano

Fantasia after J.S. Bach (in memory of his father, Ferdinando)

Fantasia Contrappuntistica: 3 versions after Bach's Art of Fugue (published)

Fantasia Contrappuntistica: Version for 2 Pianos

Five Short Pieces for the Study of part-playing

Indianisches Tagebuch (Indian Diary) - 4 Studies for Piano

Kultaselle (Finnish Folk Song) - 10 Variations for Cello and Piano

Nuit d Noël (Christmas Song - a Sketch )

(Il) Sabato del Villaggio (The Village Saturday) Cantata for Soli, Chorus and Orchestra

Schlechter Trost (Cold Comfort) - Song with Orchestra or Piano

Six Elégies (New Pieces for the Piano) ( A Berceuse was later added )

Sonata in f, for Piano

Studies (2) after Bach's Fantasia & Fugue, a; On a theme from the Musical Offering

Toccata: Preludio, Fantasia, Ciaccona, for Piano

Turandot ( A Chinese Tale) -- Opera in 2 acts

Two Poems by Goethe, for Baritone and Piano

Unter den Linden (Under the Lime Tree), Song for Soprano and Orchestra

Variations (10) on Chopin's Prelude, Op. 28, No. 2, c

Six Sonatinas for Piano:

First Sonatina

Sonatina Seconda

Sonatina (Third) ad usum infantis pro clavicembalo composita

Sonatina (Fourth) in diem Nativitatis Christi MCMXVII

Sonatina brevis (Fifth): In Signo Joannis Sebastiani Magni

Sonatina (Sixth ) super Carmen (Chamber Fantasy on Bizet's Carmen)



Aria variata alla maniera italiana, a
Capriccio on the Departure of his Beloved Brother
Chaconne, from Violin Partita No. 2, d (4th mvt.)
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, d
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue (Transcribed for cello and piano)
Chorale-Preludes (10) for Organ
(Keyboard) Concerto in d
Fantasia, Adagio and Fugue
Fantasia Contrappuntistica (Three versions)
Fantasia in memory of his father (After J. S. Bach)
Fantasia and Fugue, a
Fantasia, Fugue, Andante and Scherzo
Four Duets
“Goldberg” Variations (Aria and 30 Variations)
(The) Musical Offering: Variations and Fugue
Prelude, Fugue and Fuga Figurata
Prelude and Fugue for Organ, D
Prelude and Fugue for Organ, Eb
Prelude and Fugue for Organ, e
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, Eb
Sarabande and Partita, C
18 short Preludes and Fughetta
Two-Part Inventions, Three-Part Inventions
Toccatas (2) for Organ, in d and in C
Toccatas, in e, g, G
(The) Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
(The)Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van

Cadenzas for the Piano Concerti, Nos. 1, C; 3, c, and 4 in G
Ecossaises (Scottish Dances), for concert performance


Eleven Organ Chorale Preludes, Op. 122, Nos. 1-6


Fantasia on Themes from the Opera “The Barber of Bagdad”


“Paganini” Etudes Nos. 1-6 (for study and concert)
Fantasia and Fugue on Ad nos, ad salutarem undam
Fantasia on Themes from the Opera “Le Prophète” of Meyerbeer (for Organ)
Fantasia on Two Motives from Mozart’s Opera “The Marriage of Figaro”
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19 (freely arranged for concert use)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 20 (Unpublished)
“Mephisto”Waltz (newly arranged from the orchestral score)
Polonaise No. 2, E (with final cadenza)

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

Andantino, from the Piano Concerto, K. 271, with cadenza
Cadenzas for the Piano concerti: K. 271, Eb; K. 453, G;
K. 459, F; K. 466, d; (2 versions); K. 467, C; K. 482, Eb
K. 488, A; K. 491, c; K. 503, C
Symphonies: K. 202, D; K. 328, G; K. 444, G


Scherzo from the String Quartet No. 1


Keyboard Piece, Op. 11, No. 2 (for concert use)


Five Minuets w/ Six Trios and Minuet
Five “Deutsche Tänze” w/coda and Seven Trios
Overtures in D, Bb “Der Teufel als Hydraulicus”
Overtures in D; e, D and C – “In the Italian Style”


Funeral March from the Opera, Die Götterdämmerung



Noveletten, from the Piano Trio, Op. 29

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

Duettino Concertante (Finale of Piano Concerto, K. 271, Eb)
Fantasia, K. 608 (for Mechanical Organ)
Overture to the Opera “The Magic Flute”
2-Piano Sonata, K. 448, d (final cadenza)


Concert Allegro, with Introduction, Op. 134, d



Violin Concerto, Op. 61, D (Three Cadenzas)
Mass in D: Benedictus (Transcribed for Violin and Orchestra)


Violin Concerto, Op. 77, D (Cadenza for violin solo and drums)


Sonetto del Petrarca 104 (piano acc. Transcribed for Orchestra)
Spanish Rhapsody, for Piano and Orchestra
Totentanz, for Piano and Orchestra (from the original manuscript)
Valse oubliée (Arranged for cello and piano)

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

Clarinet Concerto, K. 622, A: Adagio, with Cadenza
Flute Concerti, K. 313, G; K. 314, D: Cadenzas instrumentata
Opera Overtures (for Concert Use): Don Giovanni; Entführung aus dem Serail
Concert Suite from the Opera Idomeneo
Rondo Concertante for Piano and Orchestra


Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Op. 74, Eb (Newly arranged w/cadenzas)

(N.B. The foregoing is intended to furnish listings of the important pieces reworked by Busoni. In addition to this, there are many arrangements and adaptations of works created and most, published during his lifetime. However, the preceding is not be interpreted as a scholarly examination of his total oeuvre).

Derived from information contained in Edward J. Dent’s biography, published by Oxford Press, 1933, (with supervision and approval of Busoni’s widow, Gerda)