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Wilhelm Furtwängler - Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler RIAS Recordings

Wilhelm Furtwängler - Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler RIAS Recordings

Performer: Wilhelm Furtwängler
Title: Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler RIAS Recordings
Released: 18 Nov 2011
Cat#: 87101
Country: Germany
Label: Audite
Size MP3 version: 1645 mb
Size FLAC version: 1792 mb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 862
Genre: Classical

Wilhelm Furtwängler - Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler RIAS Recordings


With the great demand for the LP version of our internationally successful Furtwängler 12-CD boxed set, audite now 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 14 LPs 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 programmes 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 programme.

The production is part of our series „Legendary Recordings"and bears the quality feature "1st Master Release". This term stands for the excellent quality of archival productions at audite. For all historical publications at audite are based, without exception, on the original tapes from broadcasting archives. In general these are the original analogue 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. Thus, a sound of superior quality results. CD publications based on private recordings from broadcasts or old shellac records cannot be compared with these.


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Franz Schubert 4. 9 out of 5 stars 12. Audio CD. Wilhelm Fürtwangler - The Radio Recordings 1939 - 1945. Berliner Philharmoniker. Bruno Walter - The Complete Columbia Album Collection. Bruno Walter. 8 out of 5 stars 29. Wilhelm Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin Furtwängler, to give him his full name, was born in Berlin on 25 January 1886. His father was an archaeologist and his mother a painter. Both were cultured and enlightened people who brought up their eldest son in the beliefs of German humanism. Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin Wilhelm Furtwängler UK: ˈfʊərtvɛŋɡlər FOORT-veng-glər, US: -vɛŋlər -lər, German: 25 January 1886 30 November 1954 was a German conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. Furtwängler was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic between 1922 and 1945, and from 1952 until 1954. He was also principal conductor of the Gewandhaus Orchestra 192226, and was a. Listen free to Wilhelm Furtwängler Furtwängler, The 50th-anniversary album Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 : 1. Ouverture, Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: II. Air and more. 43 tracks 388:53. Wilhelm Furtwängler 18861954 was a German conductor and composer. He is most famous for his performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, and Wagner. He was also a champion of modern musi read more. Audite made an arrangement with the German Radio system to obtain the rights to use the original master tapes made by RIAS Radio in the American Sector, Berlin. Although none of the material in this set is new Read more to CD, this is the first authorized set taken from those master tapes. Berliner Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler. The Mono Era - Great Deutsche Grammophon Recordings 1948-1957. English only, other review rules - Big post screen. Choose files. or enter url. Image type. Please select Production or behind the scenes photos Concept artwork Cover CDDVDMedia scans Screen captureScreenshot. Please read image rules before posting. Other Albums by Wilhelm Furtwängler. Beethoven Fidelio Furtwangler. Wilhelm Furtwängler. The Beethoven Radio Recordings 19391945. Wilhelm Furtwängler: Decca Recordings Vol. Wilhelm Furtwängler: Post-war Radio Recordings Vol. Wilhelm Furtwängler: Wartime Recordings Vol. Wilhelm Furtwängler: Early Polydor Recordings Vol. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. Now playing: Tones and I Dance Monkey. No Doubt Don't Speak