Inspiration and expressive will
On 22 CD/SACD: Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berliner Philharmoniker
The radio recordings between 1939 and 1945 with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Wilhelm Furtwängler are among classical music’s most compelling sound documents. Created at the peak of the collaboration between orchestra and conductor, Furtwängler’s artist personality is conveyed more vividly than anywhere else. What can be heard is music in which inspiration and the expressive will know no bounds and in which, not least, the existential experience of the Second World War reverberates.
For the first time, the Berliner Philharmoniker are releasing a complete edition of these recordings on 22 CD/SACD. The lavishly produced edition presents numerous new recordings from original sources and with texts and photos provides a range of insights into the background of this unique project.
22 CD/SACD | Playable on any CD player | Hardcover edition in slipcase incl. accompanying book
Berliner Philharmoniker | Wilhelm Furtwängler conductor
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Georg Friedrich Händel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ernst Pepping, Heinz Schubert, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Jean Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner and Carl Maria von Weber
Accompanying book: 184 pages, German/English