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BRAHMS, J.: Symphony No. 2 / BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 7: II. Adagio (Furtwangler, Commercial Recordings 1940-50, Vol. 7)

Composer(s)Brahms, JohannesBruckner, Anton
Artist(s) Furtwangler, Wilhelm, Conductor • Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.111000
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Conductors
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 This album is not available in your country due to licensing restrictions or copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.

If the most notable trait of this 1948 recording of Brahms’ Second Symphony, Furtwängler’s only commercial recording of the work, is the extreme variance of tempo, the composer’s characteristically restless contrast of dynamism and lyricism is nevertheless placed firmly within a framework of the clearest realisation of form and symphonic development. The orchestra is audibly galvanised by Furtwängler’s interpretative flexibility, which courses at white heat throughout the work. Another considerable asset is the recording quality achieved by the engineers in one of the most sought-after venues for orchestral music in England, Kingsway Hall in London. The wartime Telefunken recording of the second movement of



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BRAHMS, J.: Symphony No. 2 / BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 7: II. Adagio (Furtwangler, Commercial Recordings 1940-50, Vol. 7) 1:04:16   
  Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73              
      I. Allegro non troppo 15:18    3.19   Add to cart  
      II. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso 10:56    2.39   Add to cart  
      III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai 6:03    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Allegro con spirito 9:01    1.59   Add to cart  
  Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107: II. Adagio (modified 1885 version, ed. A. Gutmann) 22:58        album only  
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