Classics of the Phonograph

Fritz Busch

Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

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The famous conductor Fritz Busch, born in 1890, had an equally famous brother, the violinist Adoph, who gained renown as a chamber musician. Fritz made history by conducting the first complete recordings of three of Mozart's great operas at the Glyndebourne Festival in the 1930s. He also made admired orchestral recordings, some of which can be heard during this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM.