Legends in Melodiya: Wilhelm Furtwangler (16 CD, APE)
Legends in Melodiya: Wilhelm Furtwangler (16 CD, APE)

Conductor:Wilhelm Furtwangler
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 16
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Melodiya
Size: 4.05 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

CD 01: Brahms: Sym. No. 4 ; Variations on a theme by Haydn
CD 02: Pepping: Sym. No. 2/ H. Schubert: Hymnisches Konzert
CD 03: Beethoven: Sym.No. 6/ Werber: Freischutz Overture/ Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe
CD 04: Bruckner: Sym.No. 5
CD 05: Beethoven: Sym.No. 7/ Haydn: Sym. NO.104, “London”
CD 06: Beethoven: Violin Concerto/ Mozart: Sym. No.39
CD 07: Beethoven: Sym.No. 3/ Glazunov: Stenka Razin
CD 08: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2/ Gluck: Alceste Overture/ D’albert: Tieland Overture
CD 09: Schubert: Sym.No. 9 ,”Great”/ R. Strauss: Four Songs
CD 10: Beethoven: Coriolan Overture/ Sibelius: En Saga; Violin Concerto
CD 11: Beethoven: Sym.No. 5/ Bruckner: Sym.No.6
CD 12: R. Strauss: Don Juan; Tone Poem after Lenau, Op. 20; Sinfonia Domestica, Op. 53
CD 13: Beethoven: Sym.No. 4/ Schumann: Piano Concerto
CD 14: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4/ Grieg: Piano Concerto
CD 15: Beethoven: Sym.No. 9, “Choral”
CD 16: Handel: Concerto grosso/ Schumann: Cello Concerto/ Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

CD 01
01. Brahms Symphony No.4 – Allegro Non Troppo
02. Brahms Symphony No.4 – Andante Moderato
03. Brahms Symphony No.4 – Allegro Giocoso
04. Brahms Symphony No.4 – Allegro Energico E Passionato
Berliner Philharmoniker
1942.6.21 Berlin

05. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Choral St. Antoni
06. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.1 Poco Piu Animato
07. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.2 Piu Vivace
08. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.3 Con Moto
09. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.4 Andante Con Moto
10. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.5 Vivace
11. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.6 Vivace
12. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.7 Grazioso
13. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Var.8 Presto Non Troppo
14. Variations On A Theme By Haidn – Finale
Berliner Philharmoniker
1943.12.12 Berlin

CD 02
01. Pepping Symphony No.2 – Andante.Alla marica
02. Pepping Symphony No.2 – Andante tranquillo
03. Pepping Symphony No.2 – Schrzo
04. Pepping Symphony No.2 – Finale
Berliner Philharmoniker
1943.10.30 Berlin

05. Hymnsches Konzert for soloists,Organ and Orchstra
Erna Berger.soprano
Walter Ludwig,tenor
Berliner Philharmoniker
1942.12.6 Berlin

CD 03
01. Beethoven Symphony No.6″Pastoral” – Allegro ma non troppo
02. Beethoven Symphony No.6″Pastoral” – Andante molto mpto
03. Beethoven Symphony No.6″Pastoral” – Allegro
04. Beethoven Symphony No.6″Pastoral” – Allegro
05. Beethoven Symphony No.6″Pastoral” – Allegretto
Berliner Philharmoniker
1944.3.19 Berlin

06. Freischutz,Overture to Opera
Berliner Philharmoniker
1944.3.19 Berlin

07. Ravel Daphnis et Chloe,suite No.2 – Lever du jour
08. Ravel Daphnis et Chloe,suite No.2 – Pantomime
09. Ravel Daphnis et Chloe,suite No.2 – Danse generale
Berliner Philharmoniker
1944.3.19 Berlin

CD 04
01. Bruckner Symphony No.5(original version) – Adagio.Allegro
02. Bruckner Symphony No.5(original version) – Adagio
03. Bruckner Symphony No.5(original version) – Scherzo.Molto vivace
04. Bruckner Symphony No.5(original version) – Finale.Adagio.Allegro moderato
Berliner Philharmoniker
1942.10.25 Berlin

CD 05
01. Beethoven Symphony No.7 – Poco sostenuto,Vivace
02. Beethoven Symphony No.7 – Allegretto
03. Beethoven Symphony No.7 – Presto
04. Beethoven Symphony No.7 – Allegro con brio
Berliner Philharmoniker
1943.10.31 Berlin

05. Haydn Symphony No.104″London” – Adagio.Allegro
06. Haydn Symphony No.104″London” – Andante
07. Haydn Symphony No.104″London” – Menuetto,Allegro
08. Haydn Symphony No.104″London” – Final.Allegro spiritoso
Wiener Philharmoniker
1944.7.30 Munich

CD 06
01. Beethoven Violin Concerto Concerto: Allegro ma non troppo
02. Beethoven Violin Concerto Concerto: Larghetto
03. Beethoven Violin Concerto Concerto: Rondo
Berliner Philharmoniker with Erich Röhn
1944.1.12 Berlin

04. Mozart Symphonie No. 39 : Adagio – Allegro
05. Mozart Symphonie No. 39 : Andante Con Moto
06. Mozart Symphonie No. 39 : Menuetto. Allegretto – Trio
07. Mozart Symphonie No. 39 : Finale. Allegro
Berliner Philharmoniker
1944 Berlin

CD 07
01. Beethoven Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’: I. Allegro con brio
02. Beethoven Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’: II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai
03. Beethoven Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’: III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
04. Beethoven Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’: IV. Finale. Allegro molto
Wiener Philharmoniker
1944.12.19 Musikvereinsaal, Wien

05. Glazunov Symphonic Peom In B Minor, Op. 13: Stenka Razin, Symphonic Peom In B Minor, Op. 13
Wiener Philharmoniker
1945.2.2

CD 08
01. Brahms Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2: Allegro ma non troppo
02. Brahms Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2: Allegro appassionato
03. Brahms Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2: Andante
04. Brahms Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2: Allegretto grazioso
Berliner Philharmoniker with Edwin Fischer(Piano)
1942.11.8 Berlin

05. Gluck: Alceste.Overture to Opera
1944.2.10,29 Berlin

06. D’Albert: Tiefland,Overture to Opera
1944.7.30 Munich

CD 09
01. Schubert Symphony No.9 in C”Great”: Allegro Ma Non Troppo
02. Schubert Symphony No.9 in C”Great”: Andante Con Moto
03. Schubert Symphony No.9 in C”Great”: Scherzo Allegro Vivace
04. Schubert Symphony No.9 in C”Great”: Allegro Vivace
Berliner Philharmoniker
1942

05. Strauss Four Songs for Voice and Orchestra 1 Waldseligkeit, Op.49, No. 1(wds R.Dehmel)
06. Strauss Four Songs for Voice and Orchestra 2 Liebeshymnos, Op.32, No. 3(wds K.Henckell)
07. Strauss Four Songs for Voice and Orchestra 3 Verfuhrung,Op.33,No. 1(wds J.H.Mackay)
08. Strauss Four Songs for Voice and Orchestra 4 Winterliebe,Op.48,No.5(wds K.Henckell)
Peter Anders,tenor
1944.2.15 Berlin

CD 10
01. En Saga, symphonic poem
02. Sibelius Concerto for Violin and Orchestra I.Allegro moderato
03. Sibelius Concerto for Violin and Orchestra II.Adagio di molto
04. Sibelius Concerto for Violin and Orchestra III.Allegro ma non tanto
Berliner Philharmoniker with Georg Kulenkampff
1943.2.7 Berlin

05. Beethoven Coriolan, overture
Berliner Philharmoniker
1943.6.27 Berlin

CD 11
01. Beethoven Symphonie No.5 in C minor, op. 67 Allegro con brio
02. Beethoven Symphonie No.5 in C minor, op. 67 Andante con moto
03. Beethoven Symphonie No.5 in C minor, op. 67 Allegro
04. Beethoven Symphonie No.5 in C minor, op. 67 Allegro
Berliner Philharmoniker
1943.6.27 Berlin

05. Bruckner Symphonie No.6 in A, A105 Adagio (part II)
06. Bruckner Symphonie No.6 in A, A105 Scherzo (part III)
07. Bruckner Symphonie No.6 in A, A105 Finale (part IV)
Berliner Philharmoniker
1943.11.13 Berlin

CD 12
01. Don Juan, tone poem after Lenau, Op. 20
Berliner Philharmoniker
1942.2.15 Berlin

02. 1 Thema. Bewegt (Simfonia Domestica, Op. 53)
03. 2 Thema. Sehr lebhaft (Simfonia Domestica, Op. 53)
04. 3 Thema. Ruhig (Simfonia Domestica, Op. 53)
05. Scherzo. Munter (Simfonia Domestica, Op. 53)
06. Wiegenlied. Massig langsam (Simfonia Domestica, Op. 53)
07. Adagio. Langsam (Simfonia Domestica, Op. 53)
08. Finale. Sehr lebhaft (Simfonia Domestica, Op. 53)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Violin Solo: Erich Roch
1942.1.9 Berlin

CD 13
01. Beethoven Sym No.4 in B flat, Op.60: I. Adagio – Allegro Vivace
02. Beethoven Sym No.4 in B flat, Op.60: II. Adagio
03. Beethoven Sym No.4 in B flat, Op.60: III. Menuetto (Allegro Vivace) & Trio (Un Poco Meno Allegro)
04. Beethoven Sym No.4 in B flat, Op.60: IV. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Berliner Philharmoniker
1943.6.27-30 Berlin

05. Schumann Klavierkonzart Plano Concerto I.Allegro affettuoso
06. Schumann Klavierkonzart Plano Concerto II.Intermezzo.Andantino grazioso – attacca
07. Schumann Klavierkonzart Plano Concerto III.Allegro vivace
Berliner Philharmoniker
Walter Gieseking – piano
1942.3.1-3 Berlin

CD 14
01. Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 In G Major: I Allegro moderato
02. Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 In G Major: II Andante con moto
03. Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 In G Major: III Rondo: Vivace
Berliner Philharmoniker & Conrad Hansen (Piano)
1943.10.30 Berlin

04. Edward Grieg, Concerto For Piano & Orch. In A Minor, Op. 16, 1 – Allegro Molt…
05. Edward Grieg, Concerto For Piano & Orch. In A Minor, Op. 16, 2 – Adagio
06. Edward Grieg, Concerto For Piano & Orch. In A Minor, Op. 16, 3 – Allegro Moderat
Wiener Philharmoniker & Walter Gieseking (Piano)
1944.7.30 Grabado en Munich

CD 15
01. Beethoven Symphony No. 9: I Alllegro ma non troppo – un poco maestoso
02. Beethoven Symphony No. 9: II Molto vivace – presto – molto vivace
03. Beethoven Symphony No. 9: III Adiogo molto e cantabile – andante moderato
04. Beethoven Symphony No. 9: III Presto – allegro assai – allegro assai vivace – alla marcia – andante maestos…
Berliner Philharmoniker
Tilla Briem (Soprano)
Elisabeth Hongen (Alto)
Peter Anders (Tenor)
Rudolf Watzke (Bass)
Bruno Kittel Choir
1942.3.22-24 Berlin

CD 16
01. Handel Concerto grosso Op. 6 No 10: Ouverture – Allegro
02. Handel Concerto grosso Op. 6 No 10: Air. Lentement
03. Handel Concerto grosso Op. 6 No 10: Allegro
04. Handel Concerto grosso Op. 6 No 10: Allegro
05. Handel Concerto grosso Op. 6 No 10: Allegro moderato
Berliner Philharmoniker
1944.2.7 Berlin

06. Schumann Concerto for cello and Orchestra in A minor, op. 129: I. Nicht zu schnell
07. Schumann Concerto for cello and Orchestra in A minor, op. 129: II. Langsam
08. Schumann Concerto for cello and Orchestra in A minor, op. 129: III. Sehr lebhaft
Berliner Philharmoniker & T. Machula (Cello)
1942.10.25 – 28 Berlin

09. Wagner Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod
Berliner Philharmoniker
1942.11.8 – 10 Berlin

25 Comments

  1. Amazing… Thank you for sharing!
    I guess the DG release is a subset of this one.

    1. DG’s issue is a subset of this. But what make this issue important is that this is transfered from the master tapes USSR took from Germany, while the DG issue was just transfered from copies (Though people of USSR told Germans they were the master tapes when giving them back, which is a long story). Even the transfer technique of Melodiya is not the best, this issue still gives out one of the best results of restoring Furt’s wartime recordings.
      However, several recordings here are considered not real Furt’s performances these days due to the recent research. I don’t remember it clearly which ones they are, but you can always search internet to get the answer.
      BTW, the one that was claimed as “limited edition” is the 16 CD with the box (as you can see the picture above), but those CDs are also sold individual, which are not limited and you still can buy them easily if you wish.

      1. Hi, I poked around quite a bit, on the net, and could not locate a source questioning the authenticity of some of these recordings. Do you have, even a hint, of where I might research this. There are hardly any reviews of this set–apart from this blog. The Beethoven 9th posted here in boxset. ru appears to have been taken from the 16 CD set. And I think it sounds amazing, sound wise, compared with the more famous April 19, 1942 (“Hitler’s Birthday Party”) concert. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, z

  2. Thanks so much. This is truly a legendary collection
    Anshuman :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

  3. Thank you, thank you very much. I have been looking for this for many years.

    Greetings from Portugal :razz:

  4. Whatever , Such a great post :razz: :razz: :razz:

    Thanks so much i realy likes Furtwangler

  5. Thank you so much for these wonderful recordings and all the others – I would comment more often but I keep failing the Capcha!

  6. Mr W strikes again. Again and again….

    Thanks for your wonderful gifts of music.

  7. Nice share, but I’ve spent some hours now to sort out the .cue sheets…all titles are messed up.

    Thx anyway.

  8. who is the pianist en CD 13? Excuse me for this question, but you did not upload the scans and no name is in the description
    thank you very much for this treasure

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