Furtwängler, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, "Grosse Fuge" Opus 133 album mp3
|Grosse Fuge, Op. 133|
|1-1||Overture: Allegro-Fugue: Allegro-meno Mosso E Moderato - Allegro Molto E Con Brio||18:12|
|Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Op. 67|
|1-2||1st Movement - Allegro Con Brio||7:40|
|2-1||2nd Movement - Andante Con Moto||10:49|
|2-2||3rd Movement - Allegro (attacca), 4th Movement - Allegro||13:40|
- Composed By – Ludwig van Beethoven
- Conductor – Wilhelm Furtwängler
- Director of Engineering – Val Valentin
- Orchestra – Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra*
- Photography By – Metro-Goldwyn Mayer
NotesFront sleeve notes "First U.S. release" for the Beethoven Grosse Fuge
Rear sleeve notes "This recording has been electronically enhanced for reproduction in stereo utilizing a new technique of the Deutsche Grammophon laboratories in Germany."
These recordings were originally released on Deutsche Grammophon as album 18724 (Nov 1961 for the 5th Symphony) and album 18859 (for the Grosse Fuge).
Excerpts from http://fischer.hosting.paran.com/music/Furtwangler/furtwangler-discography.htm
5th Symphony: Live recording 27 May 1947, Funkhaus, Masurenalle, Berlin (VEB Deutsche Berlin, DDR), with Berlin Philharmoniker. This performance hall was occupied by USSR Army and recorded with that audience.
Grosse Fuge: (arr. Felix von Weingartner) recorded 10 Feb 1952, Titania Palast, Berlin, with Berlin Philharmoniker.