Berceuse élégiaque

Berceuse élégiaque
by Ferruccio Busoni
Composed 1909 (1909)
Scoring orchestra

Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42 (BV 252a), is an orchestral work composed by Ferruccio Busoni in 1909.[1] Originally written for solo piano, to be added as the seventh piece in his 1907 collection Elegies, Busoni adapted it for orchestra later the same year.[1] This orchestral version was sub-titled "Des Mannes Wiegenlied am Sarge seiner Mutter" ("The man's lullaby at his mother's coffin").[1] The first performance of Berceuse élégiaque was in New York City on February 21, 1911, and was conducted by Gustav Mahler.


  1. 1 2 3 "Berceuse élégiaque." The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd ed. rev. Ed. Michael Kennedy. Oxford Music Online. Accessed 29 August 2011.

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