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Wilhelm Furtwängler At The Lucerne Festival 1947-53


Release Date: 04/21/1998 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1018   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsRobert SchumannRichard Wagner
Performer:  Adrian AeschbacherYehudi MenuhinWolfgang SchneiderhanEnrico Mainardi
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 3 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Adrian Aeschbacher (Piano)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/27/1947 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 
2.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1876; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/27/1947 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 
3.
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/26/1953 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1841).
Composition revised: Germany (1851). 
4.
Lohengrin: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/15/1949 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 
5.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/15/1951 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 
Notes: This selection is a recording of a rehearsal. 
6.
Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72a by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/27/1947 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 
7.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1947 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 
Notes: Yehudi Menuhin plays Fritz Kreisler's cadenzas in this recording. 
8.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/26/1953 
Venue:  Lucerne, Switzerland 
9.
Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Wolfgang Schneiderhan (Violin), Enrico Mainardi (Cello)
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/24/1949 
Venue:  Live  Lucerne, Switzerland 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: II. Largo
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102: I. Allegro
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102: II. Andante
Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102: III. Vivace ma non troppo
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: I. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: II. Andante sostenuto
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: III. Un poco allegretto e grazioso
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68: IV. Adagio - Piu andante - Allegro non troppo ma con brio
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): III. Scherzo: Lebhaft
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851): IV. Langsam - Lebhaft

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