In these wartime performances of Symphonies Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9, Wilhelm Furtwängler is at his most expressive, angry self. Conducting six of the world's greatest symphonies for audiences in Nazi Germany, Furtwängler has an inner turmoil that seems to shoot straight through his baton. He drives the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics to the edge of disaster, but miraculously they keep up-rising to the occasion. For the rest, however, given the endless coughing and very poor SQ, I go elsewhere.
Otto Klemperer- Beethoven: Symphonies & Overture. Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven was Wilhelm Furtwängler’s guiding musical force. In his interpretations of the symphonies, the conductor generates irresistible dramatic momentum – and a constant sense of imaginative freshness – through the interrelationship of form, harmony, texture, rhythm and tempo. These recordings, all made in the late 1940s and early 1950s, in the Musikverein in Vienna and at concerts in London, Bayreuth and Stockholm, were newly remastered in 2010, bringing their sound more alive than ever before. The recordings of symphonies 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are good mono recordings, typical of what was being achieved in the early 1950s. These are"studio" recordings (no audience), but the studio is one of the great concert halls of the world, the Vienna Musikvereinssaal.
By Ludwig van Beethoven, Wilhelm Furtwängler. Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": IV. Finale: Allegro molto - Wiener Philharmoniker, 12:460:30. 5. Overture to Collin's Coriolan, Op. 62, "Coriolan Overture" - Berliner Philharmoniker, 9:030:30. 6. Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b - Wiener Philharmoniker, 14:050:30. 1. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio - Berliner Philharmoniker, 8:120:30. 2. 67: II. Andante con moto - Berliner Philharmoniker
Furtwängler's Beethoven. Furtwangler Conducts Beethoven. Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. Mozart: Symphonies No., 35, 40, 41; Beeethoven: Overtures. NBC Symphony Orchestra.
The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 67, was written between 1804 and 1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music, one of the most frequently played symphonies, and is widely considered one of the cornerstones of western music. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as "one of the most important works of the time"
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