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Adolf Busch: The Life of an Honest Musician, 2-Volume Set (Two Volume Set) (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 1. Dezember 2008

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Cette biographie en anglais, fruit d'un recherche passionee, retrace la vie d'un home aux talents multiple. (...) Monumental et fascinant, une reference! DIAPASON The book is a barn-burner, impossible to put down, as the musical world of the era flashes by. To those who would say that 1,432 pages are too many, I would reply: Show me a paragraph that is less than necessary. this is a magnificent achievement, one to challenge all future biographers of any musician. FANFARE (T)ully Potter has seen his magnum opus through to completion. This is indeed something to celebrate. As innumerable booklet notes attest, Potter has always been at his best writing about violinists and other chamber musicians and he seems to have interviewed almost every Busch family member, not forgetting the offspring of those who knew the man intimately. (...) Adolf Busch: The Life of an Honest Musician deserves wider circulation in its own right, as an evocation of a tumultuous era in which right and wrong were plainly discernible yet all too rarely acted upon. INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW If you are looking for the definitive repository of material on Adolf Busch and/or a near-exemplary biography of a great musician that combines restrained interpretation and explanation with factual discourse so well-conceived and written that it's likely to become a classic, then this will fit the bill without reservations. As a contribution to musical scholarship in an area central to the development of twentieth century performance too, Adolf Busch: the Life of an Honest Musician is sure to succeed and earn a place at the top of the list. Recommended without hesitation. CLASSICALNET Every great musician deserves his or her Tully Potter. ... The variety of sources quoted is dizzying, from personal interviews... to little-known books and journals. ... Rare photographs are plentiful... . GRAMOPHONE (A)t once a stirring tale and a disturbing one. WALL STREET JOURNAL A meticulous narrative of over 900 pages...perhaps even more compelling are the remaining 400 pages of interpretive essays and source materials. BBC MUSIC (5 stars)A splendidly lucid, abundantly well-judged tribute. NEWARK STAR-LEDGER


This is the first-ever full-length biography of the German violinist and composer Adolf Busch (1891-1952). Leader of the legendary Busch Quartet, Adolf Busch was for many the finest violinist of his day. This monumental publication chronicles the first part of his life, from his earliest days as a child prodigy in Westphalia, his meteoric career as one of Germany's most thoughtful and expressive musicians, his friendship with Max Reger and other composers, his foundation of the Busch String Quartet, the concert tours which established a loyal following in Britain, Italy and elsewhere, his refusal to perform in Nazi Germany, to his emigration to the United States. Appendices examine Busch as a teacher, his career in the recording studio, his playing of the viola, his compositions, and much more. Two CDs present a selection of unpublished Busch performances and another of his compositions. Tully Potter has been working on his biography for quarter of a century now, and his massive labour-of-love will rank along the late Peter Heyworth's Klemperer biography as one of the classics of its kind.

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A Knighthood to Tully Potter for his Bio of Golden Age Violinist Adolf Busch 16. November 2010
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This is a book of extreme importance. It brings to the fore, in great detail and with a sharp writing style, the life and times of one of Germany's greatest musicians, whose direct lineage to Brahms validated his simple elegant virtuoso's style, always playing as if this were the most important thing in his life, totally in the context of his own, unalterable identity as a musician. Every library needs this; every music lover needs to see this, and at least glance through its pages. Tully Potter has been standing up for classical music since he was knee-high to a violin, and deserves a knighthood for this, although he might decline, and a place in our own Classical Music Hall of Fame.
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An Exemplary Life and Musical History of the Times 7. März 2011
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Format: Gebundene Ausgabe Verifizierter Kauf
Long awaited, this biography of violinist, composer, quartet and trio leader, teacher, and conductor Adolf Busch (1891-1952), co-founder of the Marlboro School of Music, is a history of the violin, of concerts and chamber-music in the first half of the 20th century. The texts, research notes, copious illustrations, and appendices detail virtually every concert and associate of Busch's life with full descriptions of his musical and personal relations with Reger, Busoni, Tovey, Roentgens and hundreds of others, including those unsympathetic to him such as Furtwaengler, Sibelius, Edwin Fischer, and Elly Ney, for musical or political reasons. Busch's early immigration from Germany and his part in creating the Lucerne Festival and Palestine Symphony Orchestra, precursor of the Israel Philharmonic, before settling in the U.S. and co-founding the Marlboro School of Music with his son-in-law Rudolf Serkin, are fully chronicled, as are those of his brothers, conductor-pianist Fritz Busch and cellist Herman Busch.

Adolf Busch was a stalwart of the German school of violin inherited from Joseph Joachim, standing apart from the Leopold Auer and other schools. The violinists he is most often compared with are Joachim, Bronislaw Huberman, and Joseph Szigeti.

Mr. Potter has done service equal to Henry-Louis de la Grange's for Mahler. His book, well worth the price, is in two volumes, 1400 pp., with hundreds of photographs, many previously unknown. The explanatory notes and identification of those mentioned in the text are exemplary.
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