In this concert, duet Aión Dúo explores the figure of Ferruccio Busoni, his numerous works for clarinet and piano, his relation with Finnish musical life, well as his strong support for contemporary music in his lifetime.
The tights of Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) with Finland are widely known. The italian pianist, composer, conductor and teacher taught in Sibelius Academy (1888-1890) and later became one of the most influential figures in European music scene. Perhaps lesser known is Busoni’s wide output for clarinet and piano. Having grown with a clarinetist father, Busoni knew well the instrument and wrote a remarkable amount of piecer for it throughout his carreer. In this concert we will hear his Suite BV 88, a part of his Frühe Charakterstücke, and two more mature pieces of his catalogue: Reverue pastorale and his Novelette, BV 116.
Another interesting side of Busoni’s figure was his role as a teacher and active encourager of avant-garde composers – he himself was a pioneer in theorizing about electronic music. Therefore, bearing in mind this progressive spirit, we hace chose to pair Busoni’s works with brand new and brilliant piecer that enrich largely the contemporary clarinet-piano repertoire: the premiere of the Clarinet Sonata by one of Spain’s leading contemporary composers, José Manuel López López, and the Clarinet Sonata by Sebastian Fagerlund.
Claudia Reyes Segovia, clarinet
Pau Fernández Benlloch, piano
Further information: Anna Huuskonen