Original Masters: Wilhelm Furtwängler: Live Recordings, 1944-1953

Original Masters: Wilhelm Furtwängler: Live Recordings, 1944-1953

by Wilhelm FurtwanglerWilhelm Furtwangler

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Overview

This wide-ranging collection of live recordings gives the most vivid portrait of one of the very greatest conductors of the 20th century, one whose reputation and influence have risen steadily ever since his death in 1954.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028947403029
catalogNumber: 474030
Rank: 113755

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Leonore Overture No. 2 in C major, Op. 72a  (14:15)
  2. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

    1. 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace  (13:21)
    2. 2. Allegretto  (10:45)
    3. 3. Presto  (08:38)
    4. 4. Allegro con brio  (07:27)
  3. Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759

    1. 1. Allegro moderato  (11:58)
    2. 2. Andante con moto  (12:08)

Disc 2

  1. Manfred, overture & incidental music, Op. 115: Overture

    1. Overture  (13:25)
  2. Variations on a Theme of Haydn for orchestra in B flat major (St. Anthony Variations), Op. 56a  (20:19)
  3. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

    1. 1. Allegro non troppo  (14:11)
    2. 2. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso  (10:07)
    3. 3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai - Tempo I  (05:48)
    4. 4. Allegro con spirito  (08:24)

Disc 3

  1. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Apocalyptic; The German Michel) (First Definitive version; Schalk version), WAB 108

    1. 1. Allegro moderato  (15:14)
    2. 2. Scherzo: Allegro moderato - Trio: Langsam  (14:13)
    3. 3. Adagio - Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend  (25:12)
    4. 4. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell  (22:20)

Disc 4

  1. Don Juan, tone poem for orchestra, Op. 20  (18:28)
  2. Symphony No. 6 in B Minor ("Pathétique"), Op.74

    1. 1. Adagio - Allegro non troppo - Andante - Moderato mosso - Andante - Moderato assai - Allegro vivo  (19:46)
    2. 2. Allegro con grazia  (09:22)
    3. 3. Allegro molto vivace  (09:51)
    4. 4. Finale: Adagio lamentoso - Andante  (09:40)

Disc 5

  1. Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, for orchestra

    1. 1. Allegro  (04:16)
    2. 2. Moderato (Turandot: Scherzo)  (07:54)
    3. 3. Andantino  (04:56)
    4. 4. Marsch  (05:49)
  2. Symphony, in D minor, Op. 48

    1. 1. Lento - Allegro non troppo  (17:48)
    2. 2. Allegretto  (10:41)
    3. 3. Allegro non troppo  (10:27)
  3. Rhapsodie espagnole, for orchestra (or 2 pianos)

    1. 1. Prélude à la nuit: Très modéré  (04:30)
    2. 2. Malagueña: Assez vif  (02:10)
    3. 3. Habanera: Assez lent et d'un rythme las  (02:41)
    4. 4. Feria: Assez animé  (06:45)

Disc 6

  1. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Prélude to Act 1

    1. Prélude to Act 1  (09:19)
  2. Tannhäuser, opera, WWV 70: Overture

    1. Overture  (14:06)
  3. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Prelude

    1. Prelude  (10:59)
  4. Tristan und Isolde, opera, WWV 90: Isoldes Liebestod

    1. Isoldes Liebestod  (06:54)
  5. Die Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods), opera, WWV 86d: Trauermarsch

    1. Trauermarsch  (09:31)
  6. Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Karfreitagszauber

    1. Karfreitagszauber  (10:47)

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