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TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6, 'Pathetique' (Furtwangler) (1938)

Composer(s):Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yichWagner, Richard
Artist(s) Furtwangler, Wilhelm, Conductor • Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.110865
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Furtwängler’s Berlin Philharmonic Pathétique was quite simply the finest recorded account of the whole 78 era. The reading showed him at his most inspirational, his control of tension in the first movement unerringly spontaneous, with its burst of excitement in the development section and its somber close. Never before or since have the changing tempi of the Scherzo/March been more successfully graduated, with a superb final march reprise, which (as Mark Obert-Thorn’s superb transfer demonstrates) was captured on the long 78-r.p.m. side without noticeable falling off in quality. The close of a finale without a hint of hysteria is both noble and grave. The Berlin Philharmonic play marvelously throughout, and the recording (for which no apologies

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Review By ,Scherzo,July 2004


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