Wilhelm Furtwängler: The Legend

Wilhelm Furtwängler: The Legend

by Wilhelm Furtwangler
     
 

This 3-CD set couples together a selection of some of the more popular classics recorded by the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler. Furtwängler was born 125 years ago in 1886 and this birthday tribute comes as a timely reminder of his genius. He was, without doubt, one of the truly great musical interpreters of the 20th century and we are fortunate indeed that…  See more details below

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This 3-CD set couples together a selection of some of the more popular classics recorded by the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler. Furtwängler was born 125 years ago in 1886 and this birthday tribute comes as a timely reminder of his genius. He was, without doubt, one of the truly great musical interpreters of the 20th century and we are fortunate indeed that he was working at a time when EMI were able to capture on record his work both in the studio and on the concert platform.

All the recordings were made with the Vienna Philharmonic in the late 1940s and early ‘50s, during the final years of the conductor’s career. The first disc in the set contains three popular symphonies by composers who were close to Furtwängler’s heart. The other two CDs comprise a selection of well-known shorter works, making this the ideal means by which purchasers can familiarize themselves with the work of this great man of music.

Includes:

  • CD 1: Mozart: Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550; Haydn: Symphony No.94 in G ‘Surprise’; Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759 ‘Unfinished’
  • CD 2: Schumann: Overture – Manfred, Op.115; Mendelssohn: The Hebrides Overture – Fingal’s Cave, Op.26; Smetana: Má vlast – Vltava; Weber: Oberon – Overture, J.306; Schubert: Rosamunde – Overture, D.644; Rosamunde – incidental music, D.797; Cherubini: Overture – Anacréon
  • CD 3: Gluck: Overture – Alceste; Overture– Iphigénie en Aulide; Weber: Overture – Die Freischütz, J.277; Weber: Overture – Euryanthe, J.29; Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28; Liszt: Les Preludes, S.97

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099990811920
catalogNumber:
08119

Tracks

  1. Alceste (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 37: Overture  - Christoph Willibald Gluck  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  2. Les Préludes, symphonic poem for orchestra, S. 97 (LW G3)  - Franz Liszt  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  3. Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 28 (TrV 171)  - Richard Strauss  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  4. Euryanthe, opera, J. 291, (Op. 81): Overture  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  - Carl Maria von Weber  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  5. Der Freischütz, opera, J. 277 (Op. 77): Overture  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  - Carl Maria von Weber  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. Iphigénie en Aulide, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 40: Overture  - Christoph Willibald Gluck  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. Manfred, overture & incidental music, Op. 115: Overture  - Robert Schumann  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  8. The Hebrides, overture for orchestra in B minor ("Fingal's Cave"), Op. 26  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  9. Vltava (The Moldau), symphonic poem (Má Vlast No. 2), JB 1:112/2  - Bedrich Smetana  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  10. Oberon, opera, J. 306: Overture  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  - Carl Maria von Weber  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  11. Die Zauberharfe, melodrama, D. 644: Overture  - Franz Schubert  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  12. Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Entr'acte No. 3 in B flat  - Franz Schubert  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  13. Rosamunde, Fürstin von Cypern, incidental music, D. 797 (Op. 26): Ballet No. 2 in G  - Franz Schubert  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  14. Anacréon ou L'amour fugitif, opera-ballet in 2 acts: Overture  - Luigi Cherubini  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  15. Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  16. Symphony No. 94 in G major ("Surprise"/"The Drumstroke"/"Mit dem Paukenschlag"), H. 1/94  - Franz Joseph Haydn  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  17. Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759  - Franz Schubert  - Wilhelm Furtwangler  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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