Adolf Busch: Orchestral Works, Volume One

This item will be released on 5 July 2024.

Catalogue No: TOCC0671
EAN/UPC: 5060113446718
Release Date: 2024-07-05
Composer: Adolf Busch
Artists: BuschKollegium, Lisa Wittig, Ulrich Wagner

Long celebrated as one of the finest violinists in history and the leader of an exemplary string quartet, Adolf Busch (1891–1952) is slowly being discovered also as a major composer, with a style close to that of his good friend Max Reger. As with Reger, Busch combines effortless counterpoint, warm harmonies, a strong sense of orchestral colour and an ear for a good tune – as witness the five works to be heard here, four of them in their first recordings and the other in its first modern recording.

Lisa Wittig, soprano
BuschKollegium
Ulrich Wagner, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

Divertimento for 13 Solo Instruments, Op. 30 (1925) (17:40)

  1. I. Alla marcia (1:37)
  2. II. Andante (3:04)
  3. III. Scherzo (4:30)
  4. IV. Presto (1:04)
  5. V. Andante cantabile (3:05)
  6. VI. Allegro con spirito (4:20)

Variations for Small Orchestra on a Theme of Franz Schubert, Op. 2 (1009, orch. 1910)* ** (11:00)

  1. Theme: Allegretto quasi Andantino (0:45)
  2. Var. 1: Langsamer als das Tempo des Themas (0:51)
  3. Var. 2: Doppelt so rasch (0:34)
  4. Var. 3: Andante (1:28)
  5. Var. 4: Allegro (non troppo) – (0:39)
  6. Var. 5: Allegretto (L’istesso tempo) (0:45)
  7. Var. 6: Allegretto (0:52)
  8. Var. 7: Andantino – (1:18)
  9. Var. 8: Tranquillo (1:46)
  10. Var. 9: Vivace (2:02)

Five Songs for high voice and chamber orchestra, Op. 11b (1919-20)* ** (9:19)

  1. No. 1 Das Leben draussen ist verrauschet (Eichendorff) (2:37)
  2. No. 2 Wie rauscht so sacht (Eichendorff) (1:37)
  3. No. 3 Der Einsame (Wang-Seng-Yu) (2:03)
  4. No. 4 Der Mond steigt aufwärts (Sao-Han) (1:30)
  5. No. 5 Wenn schlanke Lilien wandelten (Gottfried Keller) (1:32)

Variations on a Theme of W.A. Mozart for Orchestra, Op. 41 (1928)* ** (11:56)

  1. Thema: Andante grazioso (0:53)
  2. Var. 1: Un poco più adagio (0:35)
  3. Var. 2: Molto adagio – (1:45)
  4. Var. 3: Allegro vivace e amabile (0:35)
  5. Var. 4: Andante tranquillo (1:10)
  6. Var. 5: Molto tranquillo (0:38)
  7. Var. 6: Vivace assai, quasi Presto (1:26)
  8. Var. 7: Presto – (0:31)
  9. Var. 8: Andante sostenuto (1:32)
  10. Finale: Molto vivace – Andantino grazioso (Tempo del Tema) (2:51)

  1. Capriccio for Small Orchestra, Op. 46 (1931)* ** (10:36)

*First Recordings
**Live

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Adolf Busch: Orchestral Works, Volume One”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *