Few words are needed for what is a magnificent release. Havergal Brian (1876-1972) composed Faust between 1955 and the following year, and, perhaps needless to say, this prolific composer (not least of thirty-two Symphonies) never heard a note. Setting Goethe’s original German into a Prologue and four Acts, Brian writes music that on its own … Continue reading Martyn Brabbins conducts the premiere recording of Havergal Brian’s Faust for Dutton Epoch.
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