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Busoni: Doktor Faust / Hampson, Jordan/Zurich Opera [Blu-Ray]

Album Summary

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust, K 303
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

'Doktor Faust' remained a fragment at the time of the composer's death. Busoni died in 1924, unable to complete what he himself described as his "state masterpiece" - an opera to which he had a deep personal attachment. The missing scenes from the score - the appearance of Helen and Faust's closing monologue - were completed by his pupil, Philipp Jarnach, whom Busoni had become acquainted with during his period in exile in Zurich. In this form the opera was given its first performance in Dresden in 1925. Then in the 1980s the conductor Anthony Beaumont came across previously undiscovered sketches by Busoni and produced a new version of 'Doktor Faust', which was premiered in Bologna in 1985. The current recording uses the Jarnach score.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 215 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 7.1
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian


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Works Details

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust, K 303
  • Performers: Gunther Groissbock (Bass); Thomas Hampson (Baritone); Gregory Kunde (Tenor); Reinaldo Macias (Tenor); Sandra Trattnigg (Soprano); Martin Zysset (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Philippe Jordan
  • Ensemble: Zurich Opera Chorus
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1924
  • Studio/Live: Live