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Adolf Busch (1891-1952) - more than just a great violinist
« on: June 16, 2017, 09:55:44 PM »
Busch - who left Germany for Switzerland when the Nazis came to power due to his utter disgust with the regime - is mostly known as a performer and with the Busch Quartett as a group leader.  However, he was a prolific composer.  I swiped the following list in the aim of spreading the "good news," as it were.  There is a two-volume biography of the man published in 2010 by Toccata Press.
There are some decent radio recordings of a few of his works that aren't out on vinyl or CD on YouTube.
Another great artist who lived and was recorded before hi-fi - damn it all.

https://s22.postimg.org/z236q0sjl/A.Busch_Complete_Works.jpg



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Re: Adolf Busch (1891-1952) - more than just a great violinist
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 09:59:20 PM »
Toccata and CPO have recent releases of some of his pieces:





The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal

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Re: Adolf Busch (1891-1952) - more than just a great violinist
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 10:53:29 PM »
the string sextet, paired with a Braunfels quintet:

The Germans, who make doctrines out of everything, deal with music learnedly; the Italians, being voluptuous, seek in it lively, though fleeting, sensations; the French, more vain than perceptive, manage to speak of it wittily; and the English pay for it . . . - Stendhal