1 800 222 6872

Busoni: Doktor Faust / Fischer-Dieskau, Harper, Lewis, Wallace - Sir Adrian Boult

Audio Samples

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust
>     Prologue 1. Euerer Magnifizenz Verzeihung
>     Prologue 1. Also lasst die Studenten ein
>     Prologue 1. Wer seid Ihr?
>     Prologue 2. Ein einzelner blieb
>     Prologue 2. Willst Du mir dienen?
>     Scene 1. Was wünscht die schöne Herrin zu erschauen?
>     Scene 1. Endet das Spiel!
>     Scene 1. Er ruft mich
>     Scene 1. Was Wichtges, sagt Ihr?
>     Symphonic Intermezzo
>     Scene 2. So lang man Jugend hat
>     Final Scene. Ihr Männer und Frauen, lasst euch sagen
>     Final Scene. Die Antrittsrede Euerer Magnifizenz
>     Final Scene. Das Haus ist mir bekannt
>     Final Scene. Meine bösen Geister
>     Final Scene. Blut meines Blutes

Album Summary

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A world première performance personalized by conductor Sir Adrian Boult, this archive recording from 1959 features Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing the role of Faust. This unreleased material is a rare addition to the catalogue of recordings of this work.

Busoni's opera, Doktor Faust is unquestionably one of the experimental operatic masterpieces of the twentieth-century. Doktor Faust was completed the year following Busoni's death in 1924 by Busoni's pupil, Philipp Jarnach. This recording of a 1959 BBC broadcast is of a shortened concert version created by Sir Adrian Boult, in consultation with baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Royal Festival Hall, London (11/13/1959).



Reviews

Busoni, Boult and Fischer-Dieskau!
This release offers a gripping account of Busoni’s opera from a 1959 BBC broadcast of the shortened and accessible version of the unfinished score which was made by Sir Adrian Boult and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Fischer-Dieskau is at the height of powers and Paul Lewis is a chilling and effective Mephistopheles. The score seems to suit Boult’s sensibilities and he expertly leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra through this difficult Modernist score. One unfortunate drawback on the part of the London Philharmonic’s label is the absence of a libretto; I doubt the addition of a few more pages would have broken the bank. That said, this is an important release of an under-recorded work.
Submitted on 12/06/11 by Due Fuss 
A thoroughly engaging listen
Busoni's German libretto and beautifully dark orchestration are highlighted in this splendid recording of a 1959 BBC broadcast of the London Philharmonic under Adrian Boult's baton. All the voices are superbly cast and sung with bravado. An excellent addition for the more obscure opera seeker's collection.
Submitted on 12/14/11 by DanL 
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased



Previous


Next


Works Details

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Prologue 1. Euerer Magnifizenz Verzeihung
  • Performer: Ian Wallace (Bass Baritone)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Prologue 1. Also lasst die Studenten ein
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Prologue 1. Wer seid Ihr?
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Prologue 2. Ein einzelner blieb
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Prologue 2. Willst Du mir dienen?
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Scene 1. Was wünscht die schöne Herrin zu erschauen?
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Scene 1. Endet das Spiel!
  • Performer: John Cameron (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Scene 1. Er ruft mich
  • Performer: Heather Harper (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Scene 1. Was Wichtges, sagt Ihr?
  • Performer: John Cameron (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Symphonic Intermezzo
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Scene 2. So lang man Jugend hat
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Final Scene. Ihr Männer und Frauen, lasst euch sagen
  • Performer: Richard Lewis
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Final Scene. Die Antrittsrede Euerer Magnifizenz
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Final Scene. Das Haus ist mir bekannt
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Final Scene. Meine bösen Geister
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Doktor Faust :: Final Scene. Blut meines Blutes
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 09/1916-05/1923.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 09/1916-05/1923