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WILHELM FURTWANGLER: COMPLETE RECORDINGS ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON & DECCA (34 CDS)

WILHELM FURTWANGLER: COMPLETE RECORDINGS ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON & DECCA (34 CDS)

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• 34 CDs covering all creative periods of Furtwängler’s recording career on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, as well as his early Polydor recordings and post-war radio broadcasts, plus an interview with the maestro presenting general insights about musical interpretation and philosophy (in German).

• 1 DVD featuring Furtwängler’s iconic Don Giovanni at Salzburg Festival 1954 with a captivating cast including Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grümmer, Anton Dermota, Erna Berger, Lisa della Casa, Walter Berry and the Wiener Philharmoniker.

• Each album has a colour-coded sleeve to give easy access to and an overview on the repertoire segments.

• 76-page booklet (En/De) with insightful essays:

o “The Fall and Rise of Wilhelm Furtwängler” biography by Norman Lebrecht

o “A Childlike Dionysos” by Furtwängler expert Rob Cowan, discussing the recorded legacy itself

o Rare and rediscovered photo material

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21

  • recorded 1929
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schubert: Rosamunde, D797: Ballet Music No. 2

  • recorded 1929
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schubert: Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp), D 644 - Overture

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

  • includes rehersal, recorded 1931
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

  • includes rehersal, recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Berlioz: Rákóczi March (from La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24)

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schubert: Rosamunde, D797: Entr'acte No. 3

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bach, J S: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV1048

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Rossini: La gazza ladra Overture

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 10 in F major

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Dvořák: Slavonic Dance No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 46 No. 3

  • recorded 1930
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Weber: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

  • recorded 1932
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

  • recorded 1933
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84

  • recorded 1933
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture

  • recorded 1933
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384: Overture

  • recorded 1933
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia Overture

  • recorded 1935
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Weber: Der Freischütz Overture

  • recorded 1935
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Weber: Der Freischütz Entr’acte

  • recorded 1935
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'

  • recorded 1936/7
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Strauss, J, II: Die Fledermaus Overture

  • recorded 1936
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

  • recorded October 1942
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

  • recorded November 1942
  • Edwin Fischer (piano)
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

  • recorded 1942/3
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

  • recorded March 1942
  • Walter Gieseking (piano)
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

  • recorded October 1942
  • Tibor de Machula (cello)
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

  • recorded February 1944
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

  • recorded December 1942
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

  • recorded June 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

  • recorded June 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

  • recorded June 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

  • recorded October 1943
  • Conrad Hansen (piano)
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

  • recorded November 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Sibelius: En Saga, Op. 9

  • recorded February 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

  • recorded November 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

  • recorded March 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

  • recorded January 1944
  • Erich Röhn (violin)
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

  • recorded June 1943
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Strauss, R: Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53

  • recorded January 1944
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Strauss, R: Don Juan, Op. 20

  • recorded February 1942
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Weber: Der Freischütz Overture

  • recorded March 1944
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

  • recorded October 1944
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor

  • recorded October 1944
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

  • recorded January 1945
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

  • recorded June 1944
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Franck, C: Symphony in D minor

  • recorded January 1945
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

  • recorded May 1947
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84

  • recorded May 1947
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Strauss, R: Don Juan, Op. 20

  • recorded September 1947
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Strauss, R: Metamorphosen

  • recorded October 1947
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

  • recorded October 1947
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bach, J S: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068

  • recorded October 1948
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 5 in D major, HWV323

  • recorded April 1954
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 10 in D minor, HWV328

  • recorded February 1944
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 10 in D minor, HWV328

  • recorded June 1950
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Gluck: Alceste: Overture

  • recorded September 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

  • recorded December 1949
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Tannhäuser: Overture

  • recorded May 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

  • recorded April 1954
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Music

  • recorded April 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March

  • recorded December 1949
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E Major

  • recorded April 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

  • recorded October 1951
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole

  • recorded October 1951
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

  • recorded April 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major

  • recorded December 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schumann: Manfred Overture, Op. 115

  • recorded December 1949
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120

  • recorded March 1953
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schubert: Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp), D 644 - Overture

  • recorded September 1953
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

  • recorded December 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Furtwängler: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

  • recorded December 1951
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

  • recorded February 1952
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133

  • recorded February 1952
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

  • recorded April 1953
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

  • recorded April 1953
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

  • recorded May 1953
  • Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin)
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2, Op. 72a

  • recorded October 1949
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Weber: Euryanthe Overture

  • recorded May 1954
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

  • recorded June 1950
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

  • recorded April 1954
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

  • recorded February 1952
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Franck, C: Symphony in D minor

  • recorded December 1953
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 'Spring'

  • recorded October 1951
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

  • recorded October 1951
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

  • recorded March 1948
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

  • recorded October 1951
  • Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

  • recorded October 1926
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K527

  • video performance, recorded July 1954
  • Cesare Siepi (Don Giovanni), Dezsö Ernster (Il Commendatore), Elisabeth Grümmer (Donna Anna), Anton Dermota (Don Ottavio), Lisa Della Casa (Donna Elvira), Otto Edelmann (Leporello), Walter Berry (Masetto), Erna Berger (Zerlina)
  • Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler
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