BUSCH & SERKIN at the Library of Congress

This album of recitals from the Library of Congress in Washington by Adolf Busch & Rudolf Serkin includes three recordings issued here for the first time:  Busch's arrangement of Stafford Smith's 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is followed by Brahm's First Violin Sonata, both taken from an unissued 1944 recital, whilst from a 1948 concert we have Schubert's Rondo Brillant - a work regularly performed by Busch and Serkin but never formally recorded by them in the studio, almost certainly due to the difficulties in fitting it onto 4-minute-long 78rpm sides.

The release also brings you the fabulous world-première performance of Busch's own Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, written in 1941 and performed for the first time in December 1946 - all in excellent, XR-remastered sound quality.

R. STRAUSS PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time, Friday 10 June, and for exactly one week, we mark the 158th birthday of composer RICHARD STRAUSS with a 10% discount on all our recordings of his music, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and will be applied at the checkout.