PostClassical: February 21 - Furtwangler in wartime

Feb 21, 2020

In a departure from the regular “PostClassical” format, hosts Bill McGlaughlin, Joseph Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordonez explore the great German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler's wartime broadcast recordings (1939-1945), just released in a 22-CD set + Book by the Berlin Philharmonic – and newly mastered using tapes seized after the war by the Soviets.

LISTENING GUIDE

PART ONE:

10:18 – Brahms Symphony No. 1: finale (January 1945)

39:40 – Bruckner Symphony No. 9: first movement (October 1944)

PART TWO:

00:00 – Beethoven Symphony No. 5: first movement (September 1939)

7:09 – Beethoven Symphony No. 5: movements three and four (September 1939)

21:38: -- Schubert: Symphony No. 9: second movement (December 1942)

45:08 – Schubert: Symphony No. 9: fourth movement (December 1942)