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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 5 / Symphony No. 4 (Fischer, Furtwangler) (1950-1951)


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BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 5 / Symphony No. 4 (Fischer, Furtwangler) (1950-1951)

Furtwängler’s successful collaboration with two outstanding orchestras is showcased on this disc. In the weighty and trenchant 1951 performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto, soloist Edwin Fischer establishes a commanding presence from the beginning, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Furtwängler ablaze in response, though inwardness and humanity also shine through. In the rare 1950 recording with the Vienna Philharmonic of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 Furtwängler takes an expansive view, by turns shadowy, emphatic, searching and emotionally intense.

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor"
1.   I. Allegro 00:20:34
2.   II. Adagio, un poco mosso 00:07:55
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro 00:10:15
  Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60
4.   I. Adagio - Allegro vivace 00:10:59
5.   II. Adagio 00:12:24
6.   III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace 00:05:59
7.   IV. Allegro ma non troppo 00:07:32

Total Playing Time: 01:15:38

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Philharmonia Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Fischer, Edwin

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.112025

Barcode: 636943202579

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Physical Release: 06/2010

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