Music: The Musical Busches

In Manhattan last week the musical woods were full of Busches:

¶ Brother Fritz Busch (citizen of Argentina) conducted Tannhauser at the Metropolitan Opera House and didn't seem to mind that his first try at Tannhauser fortnight ago had been severely panned ("I never blame the critics because I know my virtues and it does not touch me. I start again like a sportsman.").

¶Martial Singhej, son-in-law of Fritz (and citizen of France) sang Wolfram in Busch's first performance of Tannhauser.

¶ Brother Adolf Busch, violinist (citizen of Switzerland), led his Little Symphony through four of Handel's Concerti Grossi at...

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