We have written in these columns about the two big boxsets released over the past year that have been devoted to Furtwängler: that produced by the Berlin Philharmonic comprising the totality of his recordings from 1939 to 1945, and the compilation made by Universal from all the recordings that label has released over many years: its own recordings (Polydor, DG, Decca) and recordings made just about everywhere. There are of course overlaps between these two boxsets.
It is always of interest to have various points of view. One of our American members, Gary Galo, is a specialist in Furtwängler recordings. For this reason we are publishing the two articles he wrote for the ARSC Journal, the magazine of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections.
The articles are in English, yet we think they can be readily understood by all our members.