Wilhelm Furtwangler conducts the Vienna Philharmonic for this studio performance of Beethoven's Fifth.
Beethoven was Wilhelm Furtwänglers guiding musical force. In his interpretations of the symphonies, the conductor generates irresistible dramatic momentum and a constant sense of imaginative freshness through the interrelationship of form, harmony, texture, rhythm and tempo. No work appeared more frequently in Furtwänglers concert programmes than Beethovens Fifth. Between 1918 and his death in 1954, he conducted more than a hundred performances, including a superbly realized 1937 HMV studio recording with the Berlin Philharmonic and this formidable studio remake with the Vienna Philharmonic, further proof of his astonishing ability to penetrate a work to its core yet preserve it as a living entity.
Wilhelm Furtwangler, conductor
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante con moto - Piu mosso - Tempo I
3. Allegro -
4. Allegro - Presto