Berlin Philharmonic: The Radio Recordings 1939-1945 / Several Bruckner Symphonies

Berlin Philharmonic: The Radio Recordings 1939-1945 / Several Bruckner Symphonies

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The radio recordings between 1939 and 1945 with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Wilhelm Furtwängler are among classical music’s most compelling sound documents. Created at the peak of the collaboration between orchestra and conductor, Furtwängler’s artist personality is conveyed more vividly than anywhere else. What can be heard is music in which inspiration and the expressive will know no bounds and in which, not least, the existential experience of the Second World War reverberates. For the first time, the Berliner Philharmoniker are releasing a complete edition of these recordings. Wilhelm Furtwängler is accorded almost mythical status to this day. Biographically and artistically rooted in the 19th century, he embodies a bridge to the late Romantic period and the founding years of the Berliner Philharmoniker, whose chief conductor he was from 1922. Furtwängler’s auratic charisma stems from an intriguing basic interpretive concept which avoided authoritarian gestures and deliberately aimed at the blurring of tonal contours. The result was a warm, mixed sound, in which developments and intensifications never appear calculated, but seem to grow organically. This edition not only brings together all surviving radio recordings of the period, but also draws on the best available material – in particular, original tapes, which were taken to the Soviet Union after the war and only returned to Germany from the early 1990s onwards. Especially for this edition, the recordings have been carefully restored, digitally sampled using state-of-the-art technology and remastered in 24-bit resolution. A total of 21 concerts are presented here, in whole or in part. The edition’s features include numerous historical photos, articles on the history behind the recordings, plus an extensive essay by the American musicologist Richard Taruskin on Furtwängler’s art – all of which results in a release which provides an opportunity to discover and relive this great chapter in the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker in all its facets as never before.

Contents:

Furtwängler: Symphonic Concerto in B minor

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 5 in D major, HWV323

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Strauss, R: Verfuehrung Op. 33 No. 1

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Peter Anders (tenor)
arr. for orchestra
Strauss, R: Waldseligkeit, Op. 49 No. 1

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Peter Anders (tenor)
arr. for orchestra
Strauss, R: Liebeshymnus, Op. 32 No. 3

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Peter Anders (tenor)
arr. for orchestra
Strauss, R: Winterliebe Op. 48 No. 5

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Peter Anders (tenor)
arr. for orchestra
Strauss, R: Don Juan, Op. 20

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Walter Gieseking (piano)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Gluck: Alceste: Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Tibor de Machula (cello)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Schubert, Heinz: Hymnisches Konzert for soloists, organ & orchestra

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Sibelius: En Saga, Op. 9

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Georg Kulenkampff (violin)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
without audience
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
with audience
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Pepping: Symphony No. 2 in F minor

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Conrad Hansen (piano)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A major

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
incomplete
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
incomplete
Strauss, R: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

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

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Erich Roehn (violin)
Strauss, R: Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Handel: Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 10 in D minor, HWV328

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Mozart: Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Weber: Der Freischütz Overture

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 1

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
incomplete
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 - Finale

Berliner Philharmoniker
Wilhelm Furtwängler