The composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor and music theorist Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924) is considered one of the most outstanding artistic personalities of his era. Alongside composers such as Arnold Schönberg, Igor Stravinsky, Béla Bartók and Paul Hindemith, he was a pioneer of New Music. Just as his contemporary Wassily Kandinsky comprehended the history of art to be a development towards pure abstraction, Busoni dreamed of a music of ‘abstract sounds’. Read more.
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