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Teaching New Classicality

Ferruccio Busoni's Master Class in Composition


Tamara Levitz

Contents: Musical Life in Berlin around 1920 - The Politicisation of Music in the Early Weimar Republic - The Role of Leo Kestenberg - The Teachings of New Classicality - Kurt Weill - Wladimir Vogel - The Objective Setting of Texts - Busoni's Personal and Professional Crisis - Swiss Students in Berlin: Robert Blum, Luc Balmer, and Walther Geiser - The Classical Goal: Opera - The Role of Piano Performance in the Master Class - Busoni's Final Illness - Consequences of the Master Class.