Fritz Busch Conducts Beethoven, Dvorak, Brahms, Chopin

Audio Samples

>Dvorak, Antonin : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
>Brahms, Johannes : Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Album Summary

>Dvorak, Antonin : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
>Brahms, Johannes : Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
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Notes & Reviews:

This is one of the more important historical CDs issued of the great German-born conductor Fritz Busch in that it brings together for the first time a collection of very rare broadcast performances under his baton in very good, mainly post-war, sound.

"The "essential" Fritz Busch emerges in Beethoven's resounding Fifth Symphony, a colossus of a rendition on a par with the best of another demonic German, Erich Kleiber. This survives as his only inscription of the work. Driven with an ineluctable fury and girth - but no less sensitivity in the relatively quiet passages - the performance will doubtless warrant comparison with Toscanini's various readings. But I would venture to look to the contemporary reading of this vital symphony that the Philharmonic made with Vittorio de Sabata (1892-1967) for anything like the kinetic will-power inherent in this crushing, heroic interpretation. Highly recommended!" - Audiophile Audition



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Works Details

>Antonin Dvorák (1841 - 1904) : Carnival Overture, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Fritz Busch
  • Running Time: 9 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Brahms, Johannes : Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
  • Conductor: Fritz Busch
  • Running Time: 12 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fritz Busch
  • Running Time: 30 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
  • Conductor: Fritz Busch
  • Running Time: 25 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808