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Busoni: Doktor Faust / Wolfgang Koch, Catherine Naglestad, John Daszak. Tomas Netopil (live 2008)

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  1. Busoni — Doktor Faust: Symphonia $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Busoni — Doktor Faust: Agitato $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue I: "Euerer Magnifizenz Verzeihung" $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue I: "Faust, Faust, nun erfüllt sich dein Augenblick!" $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue I: "Euere Magnifizenz, die Studenten sind hier" $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue I: "Seid Ihr den Studenten begegnet?" $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Die Sanduhr zeigt die Mitternacht" $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Frage, immerhin"
  9. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Willst du mir dienen?" $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Höre, Faust. Draußen stehn die Gläubiger zuhauf, die du hast betrogen" $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Schlau wusstest du die Schlingen zu legen" $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Credo in unum Deum" $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Et iterum venturus est cum gloria judicare vivos et mortuos" $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Prologue II: "Allelujah!" $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Intermezzo: "Du, der du nicht allein" $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Intermezzo: "Der Mann sinnt auf deinen Tod" $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Intermezzo: "Möchtest du mir nicht beichten?" $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene I: Cortège $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene I: "Er ist ein Fürst an Wesen und Gebärde" $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene I: "Was wünscht die schöne Herrin zu erschauen?" $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene I: "Er ruft mich wie mit tausend Stimmen" $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene I: "Was Wichtiges, sagt Ihr?" $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Busoni — Doktor Faust: Symphonic Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "So lang man Jugend hat" $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "Nichts ist bewiesen und nichts ist beweisbar" $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "Te, Deum, laudamus" $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "Von allen Frauen, die mich geliebt" $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "Lasst euch nicht stören" $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "Dort war ein dummer Herzog" $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "Traum der Jugend, Ziel des Weisen!" $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Scene II: "Der Mensch ist dem Vollkommenen" $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Final Scene: "Ihr Männer und Frauen" $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Busoni — Doktor Faust, Final Scene: "Das Haus ist mir bekannt" $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust, opera in 8 scenes (unfinished), KiV 303
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

OehmsClassics now releases the recording of this controversial production of Doktor Faust by Nicolas Brieger made in 2008 just in time for the Munich Opera Festival. The title role is sung by Wolfang Koch, who will sing Wotan this year at Bayreuth in the Jubilee Ring Cycle. The singer can be assured of an appropriate portion of attention, and the new CD could hardly appear at a more favorable time.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
The music, often quite beautiful, especially for the orchestra, is also varied. It requires a large cast and makes great demands on the singers. The role of Mephistopheles, a tenor, has a very high tessitura. Faust, a baritone, also often has high passages. The only important female role, the Duchess of Parma, has a demanding aria as well. The cast of this recording is generally good. In the title role, Wolfgang Koch confirms the good impression I've had of him from other recordings. He has a powerful, expressive baritone, which he uses to color his tone to fit every shade of meaning. Catherine Naglestad reveals a gleaming soprano as the Duchess. Tenor John Daszak copes valiantly with Mephistopheles's grueling tessitura. He sings it about as well as anyone can. The orchestral and choral work is excellent.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2013
[Koch] anticipates his recent summer festival triumphs in big Wagner and Strauss with a rich-toned, always text-conscious and intelligent reading of the title-role, John Daszak has both the power and the wackiness for Mephistopheles...and Catherine Naglestad is a seductive Duchess of Parma.

BBC Music Magazine, January 2014
This 'live' 2008 Bavarian State Opera performance is strongly cast. Koch gives a compelling account of the title role, and Catherine Nagtelstad as the Duchess of Parma is notably superior to her counterpart on the Nagano recording. Alas, the stage noises are at times terribly intrusive.

Opera Now
Netopil's conducting goes hell-for-leather at the score...The choral writing is extraordinary in its series of effects and the Staatsoper Chorus is on superb form - perhaps the jewel of this set. Wolfgang Koch is an excellent Doktor Faust, his baritone true and rich, and he lasts the course unscathed.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bayerische Staatsoper, München (06/28/2008).



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>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust, opera in 8 scenes (unfinished), KiV 303
  • Performers: Elif Aytekin (Voice); Klaus Basten (Voice); Werner Bind (Voice); John Daszak (Tenor); Marcel Gorg (Voice); Stephanie Hampl (Voice); Steven Humes (Bass); Wolfgang Koch (Baritone); Alfred Kuhn (Bass); Ingolf Kumbrink (Voice); Catherine Naglestad (Soprano); Ulrich Ress (Tenor); Laura Rey (Voice); Christian Rieger (Harpsichord); Kenneth Roberson (Voice); Jochen Schafer (Voice); Elmar Schloter (Organ); Adrian Sâmpetrean (Voice); Jason Smith (Voice); Rüdiger Trebes (Voice); Raymond Very (Voice)
  • Conductor: Tomás Netopil
  • Ensemble: Bavarian State Opera Chorus
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923