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Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music by Ferruccio Busoni

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Oct 9th, 2014. Artwork published in
June 2013
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    Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music by Ferruccio Busoni 1
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    “Little known in the English-speaking world, Ferruccio Busoni’s Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music (originally published in 1907) is a daringly progressive statement about the necessary freedom and future of music, its broad and prescient outlook all the more fascinating for its having arrived so early. Busoni was a composer, composition teacher and virtuoso concert pianist of early twentieth-century Europe, born Italian but working in Germany, and a highly respected figure in his time.” — Precinct

    This type choice is appropriate given the time frame of Busoni’s essay: Dear Sir/Madam is based on a 1905 alphabet by Eric Gill.

    Sketch of a New Aesthetic of Music by Ferruccio Busoni 2
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