A brilliant conductor, ingenious and controversial, whose artistry was deeply rooted in the tradition of Romantic idealism, Wilhelm Furtwängler's recordings bear witness to an artist capable of revealing fresh insights into even the best-known compositions. His few post-war recordings for Deutsche Grammophon are benchmark interpretations which have assumed cult status in the panoply of legendary recordings on the Yellow Label: Haydn's Symphony No.88, Schubert's 'Great' C Major Symphony, and Schumann's Fourth, alongside Furtwängler's own monumental Second Symphony.
These are collected together in a limited and hand-numbered vinyl edition, mastered to the exacting standards of Emil Berliner Studios. All records have been made from masters of the original tapes as 180g pressings and each comes with its own sleeve modeled on the original record sleeves. As a bonus, the box contains facsimiles of the original recording logs.
These recordings reveal all the passion that Furtwangler was capable of demonstrating, and they also convey a sense of the incomparable legato line that was typical of his conducting. Even almost seventy years after they were made, they have lost none of their fascination.
Unstoppable momentum and expressive intensity
From beginning to end it is an incandescent performance, one which should always be available.
Deservedly one of [Furtwängler's] most famous recordings.
The man who can write a score as rich as [this] is not to be argued about. He is of the race of great musicians.
- Hand-Numbered, Limited Edition - 2000 Copies
- 4LP Box Set
- 180g Vinyl
- Analogue Recordings
- Mastered from the Original Tapes at Emil Berliner Studios
- Schubert: Symphony No. 9 'Great'
- Schubert LP Is Based on a 2018 Half-Speed Remastering by Emil Berliner Studios
- Schumann: Symphony No. 4
- Haydn: Symphony No. 88
- Furtwängler: Symphony No. 2
- Sleeves Modeled On The Originals
- Facsimiles of the Original Recording Logs
- Box with lift-off lid
- Made in the EU