Wilhelm Furtwängler – Wagner: Siegfried by Wilhelm Furtwängler (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Wagner: Siegfried by Wilhelm Furtwängler (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 04:08:18 minutes | 2,39 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Alexandre Bak – Classical Music Reference Recording

Although Furtwängler’s recorded legacy is extensive, recordings of concertos are relatively few. This 1949 recording of Brahms’ Violin Concerto is notable for the legendary conductor’s highly expressive accompaniment. In the Hungarian Dances Furtwängler’s innate understanding of their idiom brings a variety of subtleties and inflexions that make this recording particularly memorable. In Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture his structural strength of line, together with a natural fluidity of tempo underpinning the thematic imagery, strikes a perfect balance. Last but not least, the heart-warming performance of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll demonstrates once again that even when Furtwängler conducted the lighter works of those composers whose output could be considered predominantly serious, he always brought the same questing spirit to search out the soul of the music
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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Wagner: Götterdämmerung by Wilhelm Furtwängler (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Wagner: Götterdämmerung by Wilhelm Furtwängler (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 04:24:45 minutes | 2,63 GBGenre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Alexandre Bak – Classical Music Reference Recording

Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin Wilhelm Furtwängler (* 25. Januar 1886 in Schöneberg; † 30. November 1954 in Ebersteinburg bei Baden-Baden; beigesetzt auf dem Bergfriedhof in Heidelberg) war ein deutscher Dirigent und Komponist. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Dirigenten des 20. Jahrhunderts.
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Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra – Beethoven꞉ Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ”Choral” (2022) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwängler, Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra – Beethoven꞉ Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 ”Choral” (2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:22:45 minutes | 1,53 GB | Genre: Classical
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Seventy years ago, on the 29th July 1951, Wilhelm Furtwängler conducted Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at a concert marking the reopening of the Bayreuth Festival after seven years of silence following the Second World War. It was a momentous occasion, and the concert was broadcast by Bavarian Radio and transmitted across the world, for instance by Swedish Radio. Using the analogue mono tape as digitized by Swedish Radio, the present disc reproduces the broadcast as it would have been heard by listeners in Sweden: we have chosen to not change anything, not to ‘brush up’ the sound, not to clean and shorten the pauses or omit audience noises within the music, but to keep the original as it was. In this way we hope to recreate the feeling of actually sitting in front of an old radio in 1951, listening to this important concert – a true historical document.

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Schubert: Symphony No. 8, D. 759 “Unfinished” & Entracte from Rosamunde (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Schubert: Symphony No. 8, D. 759 “Unfinished” & Entracte from Rosamunde (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 34:48 minutes | 649 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the venerable Wiener Philharmoniker in this legacy programme of Schubert! The music sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for Warner’s upcoming Furtwängler box!

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Furtwängler Conducts Furtwängler, Strauss, Bruckner & Berlioz (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Furtwängler Conducts Furtwängler, Strauss, Bruckner & Berlioz (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 48:50 minutes | 948 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Expect lots of surprises in this final batch of our Furtwängler digital retrospective! This release includes various recordings from off the beaten track, notably the only testimony of Furtwängler’s talent as a composer that he himself put on record (an extract of his piano concerto with his friend Edwin Fischer as a soloist), as well as his monumental recording of the slow movement of Bruckner’s seventh symphony, and a previously unreleased test recording of the Emperor Waltz, at the tempo required by the conductor.

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral” (Live) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral” (Live) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:33:17 minutes | 1,77 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the venerable Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele in this legacy programme of Beethoven! The music sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for Warner’s upcoming Furtwängler box!

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, Prelude & Good Friday Music from Parsifal (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Wagner: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, Prelude & Good Friday Music from Parsifal (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:42:59 minutes | 796 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Legendary conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the Berliner Philharmoniker in this programme of Wagner. The music sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for Warner’s upcoming Furtwängler box!

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Haydn: Symphony No.94 “Surprise” – Gluck- Overture from Alceste (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Haydn: Symphony No.94 “Surprise” – Gluck- Overture from Alceste (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 31:20 minutes | 626 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Legendary conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Berliner Philharmoniker in this programme of Haydn and Gluck. The music sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for Warner’s upcoming Furtwängler box!

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Furtwangler Remastered: Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, Strauss, Brahms [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Furtwangler Remastered: Beethoven, Wagner, Mozart, Strauss, Brahms
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 05:26:26 minutes | 6,26 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Legendary conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler leads several of his signature orchestras with features from violinist Yehudi Menuhin in this sprawling programme of the great master composers! The music sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for Warner’s upcoming Furtwängler box!

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Wilhelm Furtwängler – Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a & Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwängler – Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a & Symphony No. 1, Op. 68 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:08:11 minutes | 1,59 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Legendary conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the Wiener Philharmoniker in this programme of works from Brahms. The music sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for Warner’s upcoming Furtwängler box!

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:54:44 minutes | 2,09 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

We release, for the first time in digital, Wilhelm Furtwängler’s Tchaikovsky recordings, including a fiery Pathétique with the Berliner Philharmoniker, the fourth symphony with the Wiener, and large excerpts from the Serenade. Notably, a play-through of the third movement has been exhumed from the archive, its existence being unknown before the beginning of the project!

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Liszt Les preludes – Wagner, Weber & Gluck Overtures (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Liszt Les preludes – Wagner, Weber & Gluck Overtures (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:40:19 minutes | 1,92 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin Wilhelm Furtwängler (* 25. Januar 1886 in Schöneberg; † 30. November 1954 in Ebersteinburg bei Baden-Baden; beigesetzt auf dem Bergfriedhof in Heidelberg) war ein deutscher Dirigent und Komponist. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Dirigenten des 20. Jahrhunderts.

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Mendelssohn, Weber, Cherubini, Schumann & Smetana – Overtures & Tone Poems (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Mendelssohn, Weber, Cherubini, Schumann & Smetana – Overtures & Tone Poems (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 00:54:55 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Here is another florilegium of showpieces from Wilhelm Furtwängler’s late 1940s and early 1950s sessions with the Wiener Philharmoniker. It includes Mendelssohn’s Hebrides, Smetana’s Moldau and Weber’s overture from Oberon.

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 Choral (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 5 & 9 Choral (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:46:41 minutes | 2,91 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Let’s do a time warp back to 1937 for the very first recordings made under His Master’s Voice. This rendition of Beethoven’s ninth symphony with the Berliner Philharmoniker marks Wilhelm Furtwängler’s debut for the label, and was recorded live from London during the festivities preceding George VI’s coronation. As no breaks were planned to replace the waxes during the performance, the recording was an impressive technical feat! It is coupled with the first studio recording session of Furtwängler with HMV, the fifth symphony.

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Wilhelm Furtwangler – Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll & Orchestral Excerpts from the Operas (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Wilhelm Furtwangler – Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll & Orchestral Excerpts from the Operas (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:21:18 minutes | 1,62 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Warner Classics

Wilhelm Furtwängler leads the venerable Wiener Philharmoniker in this legacy programme of Wagner! The music sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for Warner’s upcoming Furtwängler box!

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