B1056. FRITZ BUSCH. Pages from a Musician’s Life [Autobiography]. London, Hogarth Press, 1953. 223pp. Index; Photos; DJ.
“Fritz Busch held posts conducting opera at Aachen, Stuttgart and Dresden. In 1933 he was dismissed from his post at Dresden because of his opposition to the new Nazi government of Germany. He went on to work in South America and Scandinavia before becoming the music director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera in England in 1934. He remained at Glyndebourne until the outbreak of World War II. After this he focused on work in South America and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. From 1934 to 1951 he was principal guest conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra in Copenhagen. He resumed the Glyndebourne musical directorship in 1950. Busch was the brother of the distinguished violinist Adolf Busch and of the cellist Hermann Busch.”
- Ned Ludd