A composer to dispel Covid gloomAlbum Of The Week
From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Gustav Mahler, who disliked flashy soloists, used to say that his mood picked up if he saw Busoni’s name on the program. The Italian-Austrian, half-Jewish piano virtuoso and ambitious opera composer was a voracious intellectual and bibliomane who could talk philosophy all night long, studding his conversation (like his music) with jokes…
En francais ici.
In Czech here.
In The Critic here.