I recently heard Furtwangler’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on MP3. His rendition of the 3rd movement is very slow – over 20 minutes compared to Karajan’s 16:50 on his 1977 DG recording. The sound quality was not as bad as I thought. I then did a search on YouTube and found this amazing clip! 🙂
I’m impressed by the performance and might have to acquire the CD someday.