|Fantasy by Ferruccio Busoni|
The composer in 1913
|Native name||Indianische Fantasie|
The Indian Fantasy (Indianische Fantasie), Op. 44 (BV 264), is a fantasy for piano and orchestra by Ferruccio Busoni. Composed in 1913/14, it was first performed in Berlin in March 1914, with the composer as soloist. The piece is based on several melodies and rhythms from various American Indian tribes; Busoni had received them from American ethnomusicologist Natalie Curtis Burlin. The fantasy describes the American prairie, and is in three movements:
- Anthony Beaumont, Busoni, (1985), p. 190.
- Curtis, Natalie. "Busoni’s Indian Fantasy" in Southern Workman vol. 44, October 1915, pp/ 538-543
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