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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 5 / Egmont Overture / WEBER, C.M. von: Der Freischutz Overture (Furtwangler, Early Recordings, Vol. 2) (1926-1935)

Composer(s)Beethoven, Ludwig vanRossini, GioachinoWeber, Carl Maria von
Artist(s) Furtwangler, Wilhelm, Conductor • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111003
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Conductors
Quality   320kbps
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Volume 2 of the Naxos edition of Wilhelm Furtwängler’s pre-1940s recordings begins with a weighty account of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture followed by a galvanizing performance of the Symphony No. 5, Furtwängler’s first recording of the work. This is presented complete for the first time: a few bars of music went unrecorded during the transition from the first to the second side of the third movement and are replaced here by the inclusion of the corresponding bars from Furtwängler’s 1937 remake with the same orchestra. In the Overture to Weber’s Der Freischütz, Furtwängler’s volatile and ‘free’ conducting is remarkably convincing.


Work/Track Title Time
BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 5 / Egmont Overture / WEBER, C.M. von: Der Freischutz Overture (Furtwangler, Early Recordings, Vol. 2) (1926-1935) 1:06:37   
  Egmont, Op. 84: Overture 8:32       
  Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67          
      I. Allegro con brio 6:24       
      II. Andante con moto 10:58       
      III. Allegro 5:41       
      IV. Allegro 8:42       
  Der Freischutz, J. 277: Overture 9:49       
  La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie): Overture 9:16       
  Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture 7:15       
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