Suite No.2, Op.34a, BV 242 (Busoni, Ferruccio)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1905. Plate Part. B. 972
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Work Title Suite No.2
Alternative. Title Geharnischte Suite / Armoured Suite
Composer Busoni, Ferruccio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BV 242 ; Op.34a
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Vorspiel [Introduction]
  2. Kriegstanz [Warrior Dance]
  3. Grabdenkmal [Funeral Monument]
  4. Ansturm [Assault]
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1894-95; revised 1903
First Performance. 1897-10-08 in Berlin, Singakademie - Original version
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Ferruccio Busoni (conductor)

1904-12-01 in Berlin, Beethovensaal - Revised version

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Ferruccio Busoni (conductor)
First Publication. 1905
Dedication Den "Leskowiten" in Helsingfors (1889):
  1. An Jean Sibelius
  2. An Adolf Paul
  3. An Armas Jaernefelt
  4. An Eero Jaernefelt

Note: The four dedicatees and Busoni formed a group of good friends in Helsinki, known (after Busoni's dog, Lesko) as the Leskovites.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra