Out now: Giuseppe Verdis La forza del destino from Edinburgh from Fritz Buschs year of death 1951

Freshly restored by the label Pristine Audio Giuseppe Verdis La forza del destino was just released - Fritz Buschs last recording from Edinburgh festival in 1951. Since at least the 1920s Busch became an exponent of the Verdi renaissance, last but not least by performing La forza del destino, which premiered in Dresden with a new translation by Franz Werfel in 1926. Arturo Toscanini was specifically traveling to Dresden for this performance, as the opera was staged only very rarely also in Italy.