Wilhelm Furtwangler: Complete Recordings on DG and Decca (CD + DVD) | Deutsche Grammophon 4837288

Wilhelm Furtwangler: Complete Recordings on DG and Decca (CD + DVD)

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4837288

Format: CD + DVD

Number of Discs: 35

Release Date: 27th September 2019

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BVW1048
Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV1068

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Coriolan Overture, op.62
Egmont Overture, op.84
Grosse Fuge in B flat major, op.133
Leonore Overture no.2, op.72a
Leonore Overture no.3 in C major, op.72b
Piano Concerto no.4 in G major, op.58
Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92
Symphony no.8 in F major, op.93
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)

Brahms, Johannes

Hungarian Dances (21), WoO1
» no.1 in G minor
» no.10 in F major
Piano Concerto no.2 in B flat major, op.83
Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.4 in in E flat major 'Romantic'
Symphony no.7 in E major
Symphony no.8 in C minor
Symphony no.9 in D minor

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
» no.3 in A flat major

Franck, Cesar

Symphony in D minor, op.48

Furtwangler, Wilhelm

Symphony no.2 in E minor

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Alceste
» Overture

Handel, George Frideric

Concerti grossi (12), op.6
» no.5 in D major, HWV323
» no.10 in D minor, HWV328

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.88 in G major, Hob.1:88

Hindemith, Paul

Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes by Weber

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, op.21
The Hebrides Overture 'Fingals Cave', op.26

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K384
» Overture
Don Giovanni, K527
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Overture
Serenade no.13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
Symphony no.39 in E flat major, K543

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2
Rapsodie espagnole

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture

Schubert, Franz

Die Zauberharfe, D644
» Overture
Rosamunde, D797
» Ballet Music no.2 in G major
» Entr'acte no.3
Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Schumann, Robert

Manfred Overture, op.115
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Symphony no.1 in B flat major, op.38 'Spring'
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120

Sibelius, Jean

En saga, op.9

Strauss II, Johann

Die Fledermaus
» Overture

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20
Metamorphosen
Sinfonia domestica, op.53 TrV209
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 'Pathetique'

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Overture
Gotterdammerung
» Siegfried's Funeral March (Act 3)
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 1
Parsifal
» Good Friday Music
Tannhauser
» Overture
Tristan und Isolde
» Prelude and Liebestod

Weber, Carl Maria von

Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), op.65 J260
Der Freischutz, J277
» Entr'acte
» Overture
Euryanthe, J291
» Overture

Artists

Cesare Siepi
Elisabeth Grummer
Anton Dermota
Erna Berger
Lisa della Casa
Walter Berry
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Walter Gieseking (piano)
Conrad Hansen (piano)
Tibor de Machula (cello)
Erich Rohn (violin)
Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Wiener Philharmoniker
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Wilhelm Furtwangler

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BVW1048
Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV1068

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Coriolan Overture, op.62
Egmont Overture, op.84
Grosse Fuge in B flat major, op.133
Leonore Overture no.2, op.72a
Leonore Overture no.3 in C major, op.72b
Piano Concerto no.4 in G major, op.58
Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60
Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92
Symphony no.8 in F major, op.93
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61

Berlioz, Hector

La Damnation de Faust, op.24 H111
» Hungarian March (Rakoczy March)

Brahms, Johannes

Hungarian Dances (21), WoO1
» no.1 in G minor
» no.10 in F major
Piano Concerto no.2 in B flat major, op.83
Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68
Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90
Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a 'St Anthony Variations'

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.4 in in E flat major 'Romantic'
Symphony no.7 in E major
Symphony no.8 in C minor
Symphony no.9 in D minor

Dvorak, Antonin

Slavonic Dances: Series I, op.46 B83
» no.3 in A flat major

Franck, Cesar

Symphony in D minor, op.48

Furtwangler, Wilhelm

Symphony no.2 in E minor

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Alceste
» Overture

Handel, George Frideric

Concerti grossi (12), op.6
» no.5 in D major, HWV323
» no.10 in D minor, HWV328

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Symphony no.88 in G major, Hob.1:88

Hindemith, Paul

Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes by Weber

Mendelssohn, Felix

A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, op.21
The Hebrides Overture 'Fingals Cave', op.26

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail, K384
» Overture
Don Giovanni, K527
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Overture
Serenade no.13 in G major, K525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik'
Symphony no.39 in E flat major, K543

Ravel, Maurice

Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no.2
Rapsodie espagnole

Rossini, Gioacchino

Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
» Overture
La gazza ladra (The thieving magpie)
» Overture

Schubert, Franz

Die Zauberharfe, D644
» Overture
Rosamunde, D797
» Ballet Music no.2 in G major
» Entr'acte no.3
Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Schumann, Robert

Manfred Overture, op.115
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Symphony no.1 in B flat major, op.38 'Spring'
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120

Sibelius, Jean

En saga, op.9

Strauss II, Johann

Die Fledermaus
» Overture

Strauss, Richard

Don Juan, op.20
Metamorphosen
Sinfonia domestica, op.53 TrV209
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 'Pathetique'

Wagner, Richard

Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
» Overture
Gotterdammerung
» Siegfried's Funeral March (Act 3)
Lohengrin
» Prelude to Act 1
Parsifal
» Good Friday Music
Tannhauser
» Overture
Tristan und Isolde
» Prelude and Liebestod

Weber, Carl Maria von

Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), op.65 J260
Der Freischutz, J277
» Entr'acte
» Overture
Euryanthe, J291
» Overture

Artists

Cesare Siepi
Elisabeth Grummer
Anton Dermota
Erna Berger
Lisa della Casa
Walter Berry
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Walter Gieseking (piano)
Conrad Hansen (piano)
Tibor de Machula (cello)
Erich Rohn (violin)
Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Wiener Philharmoniker
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Wilhelm Furtwangler

About

34 CDs covering all creative periods of Furtwängler’s recording career on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca, as well as his early Polydor recordings and post-war radio broadcasts, plus an interview with the maestro presenting general insights about musical interpretation and philosophy (in German).

1 DVD featuring Furtwängler’s iconic Don Giovanni at Salzburg Festival 1954 with a captivating cast including Cesare Siepi, Elisabeth Grümmer, Anton Dermota, Erna Berger, Lisa Della Casa, Walter Berry and the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Each album has a colour-coded sleeve to give easy access to and an overview on the repertoire segments.

76-page booklet (En/De) with insightful essays:

- “The Fall and Rise of Wilhelm Furtwängler” biography by Norman Lebrecht

- “A Childlike Dionysos” by Furtwängler expert Rob Cowan, discussing the recorded legacy itself

- Rare and rediscovered photo material

Contents:

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture, op.21
- Berliner Philharmoniker (rec. 1929)

JS Bach - Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV 1068: II Air (‘Air on a G String’)
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Schubert - Rosamunde, D797: Ballet Music no.2
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1929)

Wagner - Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 1
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Schubert - Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp), D644: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

R Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28 (including rehearsal)
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1931)

Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture, op.26 (incl. rehearsal)
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Berlioz - La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczi March
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Schubert - Rosamunde, D797: Entr’acte no.3
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BWV 1048
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Rossini - La gazza ladra: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Brahms - Hungarian Dance no.1 in G minor
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Brahms - Hungarian Dance no.10 in F major
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Dvořák - Slavonic Dance in A flat major, op.46 no.3
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1930)

Weber - Invitation to the Dance, op.65
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1932)

Wagner - Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Funeral March
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1933)

Beethoven - Egmont, op.84: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1933)

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro, K492: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1933)

Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1933)

Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1935)

Weber - Der Freischütz: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1935)

Weber - Der Freischütz: Entr’acte
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1935)

Mozart - Serenade no.13 in G major, K525 ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1936/7)

J Strauss II - Die Fledermaus: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1936)

Bruckner - Symphony no.4 in E flat major, ‘Romantic’
- Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1942)

Brahms - Piano Concerto no.2 in B flat major, op.83
- Edwin Fischer (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker (November 1942)

Mozart - Symphony no.39 in E flat major, K543
- Berliner Philharmoniker (1942/3)

Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
- Walter Gieseking (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker (March 1942)

Schumann - Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129
- Tibor de Machula (cello), Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1942)

Mozart - Symphony no.39 in E flat major, K543
- Berliner Philharmoniker (February 1944)

Schubert - Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 ‘The Great’
- Berliner Philharmoniker (December 1942)

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture, op.62
- Berliner Philharmoniker (June 1942)

Beethoven - Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60
- Berliner Philharmoniker (June 1942)

Beethoven - Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
- Berliner Philharmoniker (June 1942)

Beethoven - Piano Concerto no.4 in G major, op.58
- Conrad Hansen (piano), Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1943)

Beethoven - Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92
- Berliner Philharmoniker (November 1943)

Sibelius - En Saga, op.9
- Berliner Philharmoniker (February 1943)

R Strauss - Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28
- Berliner Philharmoniker (November 1943)

Ravel - Daphnis et Chloé: Suite no.2
- Berliner Philharmoniker (March 1943)

Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
- Erich Röhn (violin), Berliner Philharmoniker (January 1944)

Beethoven - Symphony no.4 in B flat major, op.60
- Berliner Philharmoniker (June 1943)

R Strauss - Symphonia Domestica, op.53
- Berliner Philharmoniker (January 1944)

R Strauss - Don Juan, op.20
- Berliner Philharmoniker (February 1942)

Weber - Der Freischütz: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (March 1944)

Bruckner - Symphony no.9 in D Minor
- Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1944)

Bruckner - Symphony no.8 in C minor
- Wiener Philharmoniker (October 1944)

Brahms - Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
-  Wiener Philharmoniker (January 1945)

Beethoven - Leonore Overture no.3, op.72b
- Wiener Philharmoniker (June 1944)

Franck - Symphony in D minor
- Wiener Philharmoniker (January 1945)

Beethoven - Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
- Berliner Philharmoniker (May 1947)

Beethoven - Egmont, op.84: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (May 1947)

R Strauss - Don Juan, op.20
- Berliner Philharmoniker (September 1947)

R Strauss - Metamorphosen
- Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1947)

Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
- Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1947)

JS Bach - Orchestral Suite no.3 in D major, BWV1068
- Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1948)

Handel - Concerto grosso, op.6 no.5 in D major, HWV323
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1954)

Handel - Concerto grosso, op.6 no.10 in D minor, HWV328
- Berliner Philharmoniker (February 1944)

Handel - Concerto grosso, op.6 no.10 in D minor, HWV328
- Berliner Philharmoniker (June 1950)

Gluck - Alceste: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (September 1951)

Wagner - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (December 1949)

Wagner - Tannhäuser: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (May 1951)

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1954)

Wagner - Parsifal: Good Friday Music
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1951)

Wagner - Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Funeral March
- Berliner Philharmoniker (December 1949)

Bruckner - Symphony no.7 in E major
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1951)

Bruckner - Symphony no.4 in E flat major ‘Romantic’
- Wiener Philharmoniker (October 1951)

Ravel - Rapsodie espagnole
- Wiener Philharmoniker (October 1951)

Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 ‘Pathétique’
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1951)

Haydn - Symphony No.88 in G major
- Berliner Philharmoniker (December 1951)

Schumann - Manfred Overture, op.115
- Berliner Philharmoniker (December 1949)

Schumann - Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120
- Berliner Philharmoniker (March 1953)

Schubert - Die Zauberharfe, D644: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (September 1953)

Schubert - Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 ‘The Great’
- Berliner Philharmoniker (December 1951)

Furtwängler - Symphony no.2 in E minor
- Berliner Philharmoniker (December 1951)

Brahms - Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68
- Berliner Philharmoniker (February 1952)

Beethoven - Grosse Fuge in B flat major, op.133
- Berliner Philharmoniker (February 1952)

Beethoven - Symphony no.7 in A major, op.92
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1953)

Beethoven - Symphony no.8 in F major, op.93
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1953)

Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
- Wolfgang Schneiderhan (violin), Berliner Philharmoniker (May 1953)

Beethoven - Leonore Overture no.2, op.72a
- Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1949)

Weber - Euryanthe: Overture
- Berliner Philharmoniker (May 1954)

Brahms - Variations on a theme by Haydn, op.56a ‘St Anthony Variations’
- Berliner Philharmoniker (June 1950)

Brahms - Symphony no.3 in F major, op.90
- Berliner Philharmoniker (April 1954)

Schubert - Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 ‘Unfinished’
- Berliner Philharmoniker (February 1952)

Franck - Symphony in D minor
- Wiener Philharmoniker (December 1953)

Schumann - Symphony no.1 in B flat major, op.38 ‘Spring’
- Wiener Philharmoniker (October 1951)

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture, op.62
- Wiener Philharmoniker (October 1951)

Brahms - Symphony no.2 in D major, op.73
- London Philharmonic Orchestra (March 1948)

Bruckner - Symphony no.4 in E flat major ‘Romantic’
- Wiener Philharmoniker (October 1951)

Beethoven - Symphony no.5 in C minor, op.67
- Berliner Philharmoniker (October 1926)

Mozart - Don Giovanni, K527 (DVD)
- Don Giovanni: Cesare Siepi
- Il Commendatore: Dezsö Ernster
- Donna Anna: Elisabeth Grümmer
- Don Ottavio: Anton Dermota
- Donna Elvira: Lisa Della Casa
- Leporello: Otto Edelmann
- Masetto: Walter Berry
- Zerlina: Erna Berger
- Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Philharmoniker (Salzburg Festival, July 1954)

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