Sarabande & Cortège – Two Studies for, and from, Busoni’s opera Doktor Faust; Carlo Maria Giulini conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic (Feb 1971).

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) Some music can eat into one’s soul; Busoni’s Doktor Faust ‘Sarabande’ gnaws at mine. Put it in a concert with as devastating an account of Mahler 10 as Osmo’s recent recording and I would have to be carried out.