HORENSTEIN conducts Busoni's 'Doktor Faust'

"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.