FERRUCCIO BUSONI (1866-1924): Doktor Faust.
Catalogue Number: 10N045
Description: Busoni collectors should be interested in this shaved-down, 75-minute "concert version" of Busoni's then-unfinished opera which conductor Boult prepared himself for this 1959 live performance. The notes and reminiscences of the performers are by John Amis (still going strong at 89), who did the original broadcast notes to be read over the BBC. No libretto. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Richard Lewis (tenor), Ian Wallace (bass-baritone), Heather Harper (soprano), John Cameron (bass), Ambrosian Singers, Chorus from the Royal Academy of Music, London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra; Adrian Boult (rec. Nov. 13, 1959).