April, 2013: Symphony No. 3 / Georg-Ludwig Jochum / South German Radio Symphony Orchestra
During World War II, Georg-Ludwig was in charge of one of Adolf Hitler's pet projects. As part of his grand scheme to make Linz and Saint Florian a Brucknerian cultural center, Hitler formed the Reichs Bruckner Orchestra and G-L Jochum became the General Music Direcktor. The orchestra was a first class ensemble and for a while Herbert von Karajan attempted to become the direktor. A scheme was planned that would have transferred G-L Jochum to the Wehrmacht and the war front, but Furtwangler uncovered the plan and intervened to prevent it.
G-L Jochum's recording of the Symphony No. 3 was recorded by the South German Radio in Stuttgart on November 19, 1964. It employs the edition 1890 Hynais edition.