Furtwangler’s famous 1942 performance


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.

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