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The Reluctant Virtuoso


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A portrait in words and music of Ferrucclo Busont
I have the continual feeling that time is slipping by me even if I make every possible use of it. The conflict between what I should like to do, what I could do, and what I must do keeps me in a continual state of tension.
What Busoni would have liked to do was concentrate on composing: what he had to do was earn a living as a brilliant concert pianist. His masterpiece was to have been his opera, Dr Faustus. At his death In 1924 it was still unfinished. with Richard Baker as narrator David Mahlowe as Busoni Written by MICHAEL KENNEDY
Producer STANLEY WILLIAMSON (from Manchester)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Narrator: David Mahlowe
Written By: Michael Kennedy
Producer: Stanley Williamson

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