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Furtwangler/BPO: Schubert Symphony No. 9 "Great" (rec. 1951) - DG LPM 18347

$10.00 USD

DG (LP)

Jacket GOOD / LP VG / German pressing

This handsome and rare LP from Deutsche Grammophon (LPM 18347, German pressing, AH tulip label, mono) features Wilhlem Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra's magnificent account of Schubert's Symphony No. 9 in C Major D. 944 "Great", made in the rich acoustics of Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, in December 1951 (producer: Prof. Elsa Schiller / recording supervisor: Dr. Fred Hamel / balance engineer: Heinrich Keilholz).

The track listing is as follows:

Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 9 in C Major D. 944 "Great"

  1. Andante - Allegro Ma Non Troppo

14:35

  1. Andante Con Moto

17:12

  1. Scherzo. Allegro Vivace

11:13

  1. Allegro Vivace

11:32

Wrote the erudite authors of The Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music:

"Even those who usually find Furtwangler's interpretations too idiosyncratic will be drawn to this glowing performance."

 

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And wrote the eminent critic Martin Bookspan for Stereo Review in 1968:

 

"Furtwängler's reading is extraordinary, informed throughout with a unique vibrancy and fluidity."

 

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Incidentally, the striking cover photo fo Furtwangler was taken by Felicitas Timpe, Munich. There are excellent liner notes (uncredited) on the reverse side of the jacket – printed in German, English, and French.

CONDITION:

The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.

The condition of the jacket is GOOD. There is a bend/crease to the lower-right corner, as well as a fair amount of edgewear, other creasing, and discoloration. However, there are no bends, seamsplits, or owners' markings and the jacket remains solid, bright, glossy, and highly attractive – overall, a fine collector's copy.

The condition of the LP is VERY GOOD. Although there is light surface noise throughout, in general the playback remains quite good. However, those wanting a flawless or near-MINT copy are kindly advised to look elsewhere. Overall, this rates as a very good collector's copy.

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