"It immediately sets a gripping mood and follows it through with hair-raising intensity. Busoni wrote his own libretto, and its symbolism is typical of his strong mind. It is hard to think of any composer in history, Wagner especially included, who has written a text of equal merit. The final scene is poetic symbolism of high order." - New York Times, 1964
Jascha Horenstein conducting the US premièrein 1964 of Busoni's opera Doktor Faust, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the title role at a concert performance given by the American Opera Society in New York in 1964. Here we release this historic recording for the first time, in an excellent XR-remastered Ambient Stereo presentation restored from an unbroadcast in-house recording.
WAGNER PROMOTION: From 3pm Paris time Friday 11 February, and for exactly one week, we mark the 139th anniversary on 13 February of the death of Wagner with a 10% discount on all our recordings of his music, in download or CD format - the discount is automatic and applied at the checkout.