A Brahms CD issued by the Japanese WF Centre

The Wilhelm Furtwängler Centre of Japan has released a Brahms CD with Furtwängler conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, a transfer from commercial 78 records (EMI): the First Symphony (1947) and the Haydn Variations (1949). Unlike previous releases of the same origin that presented the works in detached sections (the sides of the 78 records one at a time) and then in ‘real size’, here we have the works in their continuity. Whereas the Variations have never been out of the catalogues, the same has not been true for the Symphony, this recording having been eclipsed over the years by the Hamburg, Amsterdam, even Berlin versions. And yet…

We decided to order a certain number of copies. The product will thus soon be available in our online shop — we shall let you know!

16 March 2018

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