The new release on the LPO Label is a rarity from the archive which features Sir Adrian Boult and singers including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Heather Harper.
“Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau is terrific in the title role” The Times, August 2011
Busoni’s opera, Doktor Faust is one of the experimental operatic masterpieces of the twentieth-century. The composer wrote his own libretto and worked on the composition for nearly two decades, although it remained unfinished on his death in 1924. Completed the following year by Busoni’s pupil, Philipp Jarnach, this 1959 BBC broadcast is of a shortened concert version created by Sir Adrian Boult, and features a superb cast of soloists.
SIR ADRIAN BOULT conductor
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU baritone: Faust
RICHARD LEWIS tenor: Mephistopheles
IAN WALLACE bass baritone: Wagner
HEATHER HARPER soprano: Duchess of Parma
JOHN CAMERON bass: Duke of Parma
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR
CHORUS FROM THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC
£9.99 incl P&P
LPO-0056 (September 2011 release)
Sung in German
You can listen to excerpts from all London Philharmonic Orchestra Label recordings at www.lpo.org.uk/recordings