PROGRAMS OF BUSONI'S ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS

BERLIN - 1902-1909
ALL CONCERTS GIVEN IN THE BEETHOVEN -SAAL
  1. Edward Elgar: Prelude and "Angel's Farewell" from The Dream of Gerontius, Op 34

Guy Ropartz: Symphonic Fragments from the drama Pecheur d' Islande

Giuseppe Tartini: Violin Concerto (Soloist: César Thomson)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Ouverture Les Barbares

Archangelo Corelli: La Follia for violin and piano (César Thomson)

Christian Sinding: Rondo Infinito, Op. 42

  1. Ed. von Mihalovich: Pans Tod - Symphonic Tone Poem

Jean Sibelius: En Saga, Op. 9

Théophile Ysayë: Piano Concerto (Soloist: the composer)

Frederick Delius: Paris- The Song of a Great City - Nocturne for Orchestra

Franz Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 2 (Nocturnal Procession)

  1. Vincent d'lndy: Introduction to Act 2 of the Opera L'étranger

Claude Debussy: Prélude à L'aprés-midi d'un faune

Hector Berlioz: Trojan March from the Opera Les Troyens

César Franck: Les Djinns (Soloist: José Vianna da Motta)

Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 2, Op. 16 (The Four Temperaments)

*Heinrich Schenker-Schoenberg: Syrische Tänze (Syrian Dances)

  1. *W. A. Mozart: Overture to Die Entführung (Concert ending by Busoni)

Ottokar Novácek: Hymnus, from the posthumous String Quartet, Op. 13

(Scored for full string orchestra)

*Ferruccio Busoni: Concerto for Piano, Orchestra and Male Chorus, Op.39

(Soloist: the composer. Dr. Karl Muck, conductor)
  1. Rudolf Novácek: Sinfonietta for eight wind instruments

César Franck: Symphonic Poem: Le chasseur maudit

Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes: Nuages et Fétes only

*Ferruccio Busoni: Geharnischte Suite, Op. 34a

  1. Albéric Magnard: Symphony No. 3 (Conducted by the composer)

Hans Pfitzner: Scherzo (Conducted by the composer)

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2, Op. 43, D (Conducted by the composer)

  1. César Franck-Pierné: Prélude, Choral et Fuge

*Otto Singer: Piano Concerto (Soloist: José Vianna da Motta)

Hector Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, for voice and orchestra (Soloist: Ida Ekman)

*Ferruccio Busoni: Turandot Suite, Op. 41

(Concert announced for the Beethoven-Saal, December 9, 1905.Postponed. Given in the Sing-Akademie on January 8, 1906)
  1. *Bach-Wetzler: Organ Sonata No. 1, in Eb. Arranged for orchestra and conducted by the conposer

    *Eduard Behm: Frühling - Tone Poem for Orchestra

    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Violin Fantasy on Russian Themes, Op. 33 (Soloist: Michael Press)

    Vincent d'lndy: Suite en Ré dans le style ancien, Op. 24

    Eugéne Ysayë: Rêve d'enfant; Poéme élégiaque (Violin Soloist: Michael Press)

    Louis F. Delune: Symphony in C. (Composer/First performance in Germany)

  2. Vincent d'lndy: Symphony No. 2, in Bb, Op. 57; Symphonie Cevenôle, Op. 25, for Piano and Orchestra (Soloist: Rudolph Ganz; both conducted by the composer)

    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c, Op. 37 - (First movement, with cadenza by Charles-Valentin AIkan) (Soloist: Rudolph Ganz)

    Fauré: Suite for Orchestra: Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80

  3. *Ferruccio Busoni: Lustspiel (Comedy) Overture (First performance)

    *Hermann Behr: Symphony in e: Adagio molto and Scherzo only

Hugo Kaun: Es war einmal: Fantasy Piece for Violin and Orchestra (Soloist: Michael Press)

Franz Liszt: Two Episodes from Lenau's Faust: Noctumal Procession and Dance in the Village Inn.

  1. *Jean Sibelius: Pohjola's Daughter, Symphonic Fantasy, Op. 49

    Ferruccio Busoni: Violin Concerto, Op. 35a (Soloist: Emile Sauret)

    Franz Liszt-Busoni: Tre Sonetti di Petrarca (Original songs) (Singer: Felix Senius)

    *Paul Ertel: Harald-Symphonie, Op. 2: 3rd mvt. Bacchanal

    Franz Liszt: Tre Sonetti di Petrarca: Nos. 2 and 3 (Original songs) (Busoni acc. at piano)

    Franz Liszt: Mazeppa - Symphonic Tone Poem No. 6

  2. César Franck: Symphony in D Minor

    *W.A. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni (Concert ending by Busoni)

    Franz Schubert: Introduction and Rondo (Arranged for Violin and Orchestra by Alexander Birnbaum)

    Béla Bártok: Suite for Orchestra: Scherzo (Conducted by the composer)

    Franz Liszt: Stanislaus(Oratorio) - Interlude: Salve Polonia

(Final concert given on January 2, 1909)

(N.B. Many of the compositions detailed above were given (1) First performances in Germany or (2) First performances in Berlin. A few (*) were first performances anywhere