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Wilhelm Furtwangler Edition Berliner Philharmoniker

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Wilhelm Furtwangler Edition Wilhelm Furtwangler (Berlin Philharmonic) on 180g 14LP Box Set from Audite Musik

Strictly Limited-Edition Set Comprises Recordings Primarily Made Between 1947 and 1954

Unrivaled Sonics: First Time Original RIAS Berlin Tapes Have Been Made Available

With the great demand for the LP version of their internationally successful Furtwängler 12CD box set, Audite presents a selection of recordings in LP format for audiophile vinyl enthusiasts. Containing compositions by Beethoven, Bruckner, Schubert, Brahms and Wagner, the LP boxed set (comprising 14LPs on 180g vinyl) presents the principal works of the CD boxed set. The majority of the concerts given by Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic between 1947 and 1954 were recorded by the RIAS Berlin. The original tapes from the RIAS archives have been made available for the first time for this edition so these recordings also offer unsurpassed technical quality.

These RIAS recordings are documents of historical value: they contain a major part of Furtwängler’s late oeuvre as a conductor, which was characterised by a high level of focus in different respects. Focus on repertoire which has at its core the symphonic works of Beethoven, Brahms and Bruckner (CD & LP box) and is supplemented by works by Bach and Handel and also by topical composers of the time, including Hindemith, Blacher and Fortner (CD box only): artists who were counted amongst the members of “moderate modernism” and who were not perceived to have been tainted by the cultural politics of the National Socialists.

Focus was also a guiding principle in Furtwängler’s concert programs which always feature a particular idea. His interpretations also demonstrate extremely high levels of focus: concentration and focus for him meant a contemporary decoding, a re-creation, which would express the fundamental content of a work. A number of works, the Third, Fifth and Sixth Symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven as well as Johannes Brahms’ Third Symphony, are included in two interpretations. They reveal how Furtwängler was able to accentuate different aspects of a work whilst maintaining the same, clear basic conception, and how the actual interpretation depended on the context of the particular program.

The production is part of Audite's series "Legendary Recordings“ and bears the quality feature “1st Master Release.“ This term stands for the excellent quality of archival productions at Audite. All historical publications at Audite are based, without exception, on the original tapes from broadcasting archives. In general these are the original analog tapes, which attain an astonishingly high quality, even measured by today‘s standards, with their tape speed of up to 76 cm/sec. The remastering, professionally competent and sensitively applied, also uncovers previously hidden details of the interpretations.

Wilhelm Furtwangler Edition Wilhelm Furtwangler Contents:

1. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria
       
2.  Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria
       
3.  Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria
       
4.  Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria
       
5.  Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria
       
6.  Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria
       
7.  Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: Vienna, Austria
       
8.  Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria
       
9.  Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria
       
10. Symphony no 4 in E minor, Op. 98 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884-1885; Austria
       
11. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Austria
       
12. Variations in B flat major on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a "St. Anthony" by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Austria
       
13. Symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Austria
       
14. Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Germany

       
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