Child prodigy, virtuoso pop star, pioneer of the "New Music": Ferrucio Busoni was a key figure of the modern age. A dossier on an unjustly forgotten artist.

"BUSONI. Freedom for the art of music!"- that is the title of a joint exhibition by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library), the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (State Institute for Music Research), and the Kunstbibliothek (Art Library) of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin). Showing at the Kulturforum from September 4, 2016 until January 8, 2017, it calls long-overdue attention to a key figure of the modern age - and reveals Busoni's lasting influence on the art and music of the twentieth century. This dossier likewise provides insights into Busoni's life, his work, and his thinking.