Busoni: Late Piano Music
Hyperion CDA-67951/3 (3 CDs)
Busoni: Nine Variations on a Chopin Prelude in C minor, Op 28 No 20 (10:03)
Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin is indisputably the king of Busoni pianists. He triumphantly masters the extraordinary technical difficulties and contrapuntal complexities this composer presents. This generously priced triple album offers most of Busoni’s mature works and the widest selection of pieces from the Klavierübung so far recorded, many of them for the first time.