Wilhelm Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker

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    Symphony No. 94 in G, 'Surprise': III. Menuetto (Allegro molto) & TrioWilhelm Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker
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    Pizzicato Polka (1998 Remastered Version)Wilhelm Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker
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    Alceste: OvertureWilhelm Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker
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    Manfred: Overture Op.115Wilhelm Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker
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    The Hebrides: Overture, Op.26 'Fingal's Cave'Wilhelm Furtwängler, Berliner Philharmoniker

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        Although he took up the baton mainly for practical reasons and originally hoped to focus on composing, Wilhelm Furtw+ñngler is remembered as one of the 20th century's most important, most argued-about conductors. The quasi-Brucknerian music he wrote is now of merely passing interest; Furtw+ñngler was a truly personal, original artist only on the podium. He approached performing as a way of re-composing someone else's work, reconstituting it with a strong infusion of the performe... Read more

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