Furtwängler - The Early Recordings Voume 3

Naxos: 8111004

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Furtwängler - The Early Recordings Voume 3

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8111004
(8.111004)

Discs:

1

Release date:

30th March 2009

Barcode:

0747313300426

Length:

65 minutes

Medium:

CD
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Furtwängler - The Early Recordings Voume 3


Berlioz:

La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Rákóczi March

Recorded in 1930

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Mendelssohn:

A Midsummer Night's Dream Overture, Op. 21

Recorded on 13th June, 1929

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Recorded in 1930

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

A Midsummer Night's Dream - incidental music, Op. 61

Recorded in 1929

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Kleiber

Weber:

Der Freischütz Overture

Recorded in June, 1935

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Der Freischütz Entr’acte

Recorded in June, 1935

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

(orchestrated Berlioz) Recorded in December, 1932

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


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Volume 3 of The Early Recordings is a welcome reminder that Furtwängler’s musical sympathies went beyond Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and Wagner, the composers with whom he is most closely associated.

The remake of the overture to Weber’s Der Freischütz (Furtwängler’s 1926 recording is available on Naxos 8111003) smoulders with anticipation, a real theatrical prelude. Invitation to the Dance is lovingly turned at the opening and close, with plenty of heady excitement in between.

Berlioz’s Hungarian (Rakoczy) March is nimble and athletic, remarkably ‘straight’ but thrilling in its own right. The account of the Overture to Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is notable for its translucent delicacy.

Producer and Audio Restoration engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn

Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischutz, J. 277

Act I: Overture

Act III: Entr'acte

Carl Maria von Weber: Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), Op. 65, J. 260 (orch. Berlioz)

Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), Op. 65, J. 260 (arr. H. Berlioz for orchestra)

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21: Overture

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 21: Overture

Felix Mendelssohn: The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave"

The Hebrides, Op. 26, "Fingal's Cave"

Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24

La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Part I Scene 3: Hungarian March, "Rakoczy March"

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61

Act II: Scherzo

Act III: Nocturne

Act V: Wedding March

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