“The best orchestral performance in the group I listened to. . .The Clock [is] conducted with taste by Fritz Busch, played expertly by the Austrian Symphony Orchestra, and cleanly and brightly recorded.” - New Republic, 1951
Fritz Busch had a lifelong affinity for the music of Haydn, yet very little was recorded. In addition to the Vienna Clock (Pristine PASC614) he made about 80 minutes-worth of recordings in Copenhagen between 1934 and 1951, and these are grouped together in this new, XR-remastered album.
It includes full recordings of the Symphony No. 88, a sell-out release in the US within weeks of its issue in 1949, and the Sinfonia Concertante, as well as excerpts from The Creation and The Seasons, both with a stellar cast of soloists.