Wilhelm Furtwängler

Born 25 January 1886. Died 30 November 1954
Wilhelm Furtwängler
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Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wilhelm Furtwängler Biography (Wikipedia)

Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886 – November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century.

Furtwängler was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic between 1922 and 1945, and from 1952 until 1954. He was also principal conductor of the Gewandhaus Orchestra (1922–26), and was a guest conductor of other major orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic.

He was the leading conductor to remain in Germany during the Second World War, although he was not an adherent of the Nazi regime. This decision caused lasting controversy, and the extent to which his presence lent prestige to the Third Reich is still debated.

Furtwängler's conducting is well documented in commercial and broadcast recordings and has contributed to his lasting reputation.

He had a major influence on many later conductors, and his name is often mentioned when discussing their interpretive styles.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.7 in A major Op.92 - Allegretto
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Symphony No.7 in A major Op.92 - Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven
Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b
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Leonore Overture No 3, Op 72b
Richard Wagner
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Act 3, Prelude)
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Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (Act 3, Prelude)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Coriolan, Op 62
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Coriolan, Op 62
Richard Wagner
Tristan & Isolde: Prelude
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Tristan & Isolde: Prelude
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21
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Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": III. Adagio
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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": III. Adagio
Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor
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Hungarian Dance No.1 in G minor
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 - Final Movement
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Symphony No. 9 - Final Movement
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9, last Mvt
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Symphony No. 9, last Mvt
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7, Allegretto
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Symphony No. 7, Allegretto
Richard Wagner
O sink hernieder (Tristan und Isolde)
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O sink hernieder (Tristan und Isolde)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Grosse Fuge Op.133
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Grosse Fuge Op.133
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto in E flat major for two keyboards and orchestra, K 365 (3rd mvt)
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Concerto in E flat major for two keyboards and orchestra, K 365 (3rd mvt)
Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, Finale
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Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, Finale

Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, Finale

Performer
Yehudi Menuhin, Berlin Philharmonic
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Iphigenie en Aulide
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Iphigenie en Aulide
Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (2nd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (2nd mvt)
Richard Wagner
Tristan und Isolde (Prelude)
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Tristan und Isolde (Prelude)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B flat, Op. 60; 2nd movement
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Symphony No. 4 in B flat, Op. 60; 2nd movement
Richard Wagner
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
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Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.9 (4th movement)
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Symphony No.9 (4th movement)
Richard Wagner
Tannhauser Overture 
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Tannhauser Overture 

Tannhauser Overture 

Performer
Richard Wagner
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Last played on
Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)
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Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 (3rd mvt)
Wilhelm Furtwängler
Violin Sonata No 1 – Adagio solenne
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Violin Sonata No 1 – Adagio solenne
Ludwig van Beethoven
Furtwangler - Beethoven's 9th Symphony 
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Furtwangler - Beethoven's 9th Symphony 
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