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Schumann, Furtwängler: Symphonies / Furtwängler, Berlin Po


Release Date: 05/12/1998 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 457722   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannWilhelm Furtwängler
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Schumann is one of the classics of the gramophone: a vibrant performance (allegedly with no retakes) with a spontaneity that comes only from meticulous preparation and profound musical knowledge. Furtwängler was a master of the seamless transition, and the way he moves into the body of the first movement is a model of control. His own Second Symphony, a sprawling late-Romantic giant, inspires affection after repeated hearings."

-- Martin Cotton, BBC Music Magazine
"The Schumann is one of the classics of the gramophone: a vibrant performance (allegedly with no retakes) with a spontaneity that comes only from meticulous preparation and profound musical knowledge. Furtwängler was a master of the seamless transition, and the way he moves into the body of the first movement is a model of control. His own Second Symphony, a sprawling late-Romantic giant, inspires affection after repeated hearings."

-- Martin Cotton, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1953 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Church, Berlin, Germany 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1841).
Composition revised: Germany (1851). 
2.
Symphony no 2 in E minor by Wilhelm Furtwängler
Conductor:  Wilhelm Furtwängler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1951 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Church, Berlin, Germany 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120: 1. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120: 2. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120: 3. Scherzo
Symphony No.4 In D Minor, Op.120: 4. Langsam - Lebhaft - Schneller - Presto
Symphony No.2 In E Minor: 1. Assai moderato - Allegro - Molto allegro
Symphony No.2 In E Minor: 2. Andante semplice
Symphony No.2 In E Minor: 3. Un poco moderato - Allegro
Symphony No.2 In E Minor: 4. Langsam - Moderato andante - Allegro molto

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