Symphony n°3 - Eroica
Ludwig van Beethoven
Whilst rehearsing at the Salzburg Festival, Furtwängler again caught pneumonia and didn't put foot into a concert hall for five months. He was to conduct Nozze di Figaro, Zauberflöte and Othello....
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SACD Symphony n°3 - Eroica Wilhelm Furtwängler
Whilst rehearsing at the Salzburg Festival, Furtwängler again caught pneumonia and didn't put foot into a concert hall for five months. He was to conduct Nozze di Figaro, Zauberflöte and Othello. He started the 1952-1953 season with a great recording session in Vienna for "His master's voice" that lasted from 24 November to 3 December: the Vienna Philarmonic recorded in the "Muiskvereinssaal" four Beethoven symphonies (Pastorale, the Fourth, the First, and Eroica), as well as the "Tannhaüser" overture. During this recording session, Furtwängler gave two concertson 29 and 30 November, the second one's being recorded by ORF in excellent sound conditions and released by Tahra in 2003 (Furt 1076-1077, deleted). The program included Beethoven's First, Malher's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen" with Alfred Poell, and "Eroica". Thanks to the analogic tapes, we are releasing it again on SACD.