Busoni

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Ferruccio Busoni’s two violin sonatas are both early works. The First Sonata (1890), a student piece that won the 23-year-old composer the Rubinstein Prize in St Petersburg, is steeped in Brahmsian Romanticism (Brahms had suggested Busoni study in Leipzig). In its opening Allegro, Joseph Lin strikes an admirable balance between ...

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