Notes and Editorial Reviews
For the two Mozart concertos this is the first authentic release ever of the recently discovered original and complete recordings. They have been reproduced from the only surviving original recordings. So now, with this CD we bring to an end several decades of confusion surrounding the live recording of Furtwangler conducting Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos, KV365. All previous releases are not authentic, not conducted by Furtwangler and not played by Dagmar Bella, although one of the two pianists was indeed Badura Skoda. The genuine recording is published here for the first time. As well, on prior releases of the Concerto KV 482, the first 67 measures were dubbed in from a recording not conducted by Furtwangler, though the rest of the performance was authentic. Now KV 482 has also been lovingly restored by Maggi Payne, using several original sources. The booklet includes an essay by Roger Smithson on the reconstruction and Badura-Skoda's recollections of playing under Furtwangler.