Wilhelm Furtwangler The Decca Legacy (3CD)
Two legendary studio recordings and a 1951 concert from Munich: the small but precious Decca legacy of the 20th century’s greatest recreative conductor in excellent modern remasterings, never previously issued in this format.
Each recording is precious in its way. They include a 1948 studio account of Brahms’s Second Symphony with the London Philharmonic, a Vienna Philharmonic studio recording of Franck’s Symphony from 1951, and finally a complete concert which the VPO gave with Furtwangler in Munich on tour, playing Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Schumann’s First and Bruckner’s Fourth Symphonies.
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
1. Coriolan Overture, Op. 62
JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
2-5. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
London Philharmonic Orchestra
ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810–1855)
1-4. Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’
CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
5-7. Symphony in D minor
ANTON BRUCKNER (1824–1896)
1-4. Symphony No. 4 in E flat major ‘Romantic’