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27 November 2021

Dear members,

The Wilhelm Furtwängler Gesellschaft (WFG) proposes a 30% reduction on its catalog. We present it to you. The SWF here only promotes these products.

All orders and inquiries should be addressed to info@furtwaengler.org.

This operation is valid until January 31, 2022.

Title Reference New price
Furtwängler dirigiert seine Zweite Symphonie

Gluck: Ouvertüre zu Iphigenie in Aulis
Furtwängler: Symphonie Nr.2 e-Moll (Frankfurt 1952)
Sinfonie-Orchester des Hessischen Rundfunks

2 CDs
TMK 200601921
12 €
Festkonzert zum 70-jährigen Bestehen der Berliner
Philharmoniker (10.2.1952)
Beethoven: Große Fuge op.133
Honegger: Mouvement symphonique Nr. 3
Schubert: Symphonie h-Moll
Brahms: Symphonie Nr.1 c-Moll op.68 u.a.
2 CDs
TMK 2006020
12 €
Furtwängler in Wien 1944

Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur, Leonoren-Ouvertüre Nr. 3
Schubert: Zwischenaktmusik Nr. 2 aus Rosamunde
Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 8 c-Moll
Wiener Philharmoniker

2 CDs
TMK 200406151
12 €
W. Furtwängler dirigiert Mozart in Salzburg und Wien 1944 – 1952

Ouvertüre Die Zauberflöte, Klavierkonzert Nr. 22 Es-Dur KV 482
(Paul Badura-Skoda), Symphonie Nr. 40 g-Moll KV 550
Wiener Philharmoniker

1 CD
TMK 200406152
7 €
W. Furtwängler – Dirigent und Komponist

Beethoven, Symphonie Nr. 1 C-Dur
Furtwängler: Symphonie Nr. 3 cis-Moll (Sätze 1-3)
Berliner Philharmoniker W. Furtwängler, J. Keilberth

1 CD
TMK 017198
7 €
W. Furtwängler – Aus Konzerten in Berlin 1942 – 1944

Beethoven: Ouvertüre Coriolan; Ravel: 2. Suite aus Daphnis et Chloé
Schubert: Symphonie Nr. 8 C-Dur
Berliner Philharmoniker

1 CD
TMK 017204
7 €
W. Furtwängler – Konzert vom 3. 2. 1952 in Wien

Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9 d-Moll
Hilde Güden, Rosette Anday, Julius Patzak, Alfred Poell
Wiener Singakademie, Wiener Philharmoniker

1 CD
TMK 002038
7 €
W. Furtwängler in Salzburg 1950

Bach: Brandenburgische Konzerte Nr. 3 G-Dur und Nr. 5 D-Dur Strawinsky: Symphonie in drei Sätzen
Wiener Philharmoniker

1 CD
TMK 102196
7 €
W. Furtwängler – Aus Konzerten in Berlin 1948 und 1949

Bach: Orchestersuite Nr. 3 D-Dur; Schubert: Symphonie h-Moll;
Fortner: Konzert für Violine und großes Kammerorchester
Gerhard Taschner, Berliner Philharmoniker

1 CD
TMK 012681
7 €
W. Furtwängler – Aus Opern und Konzerten in Wien und Salzburg
1948-1954
Beethoven: Ouvertüre Fidelio, Leonoren-Ouvertüre Nr. 3
Pfitzner: Symphonie C-Dur; Gluck: Ouvertüre Iphigenie in Aulis
Weber: Ouvertüre Der Freischütz + Ausschnitte aus Vorträgen
Wiener Philharmoniker
1 CD
TMK 10670
7 €
W. Furtwängler – Aus den Konzerten in Berlin 1947

Beethoven: Symphonien Nr. 6 F-Dur und Nr. 5 c-Moll
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Ouvertüre Ein Sommernachtstraum
Beethoven: Violinkonzert D-Dur (Yehudi Menuhin)
Berliner Philharmoniker

2 CDs
TMK 008080

12 €

W. Furtwängler – Aus Konzerten in Berlin 1951 – 1953

Gluck: Ouvertüre zu Alceste; Honegger: Mouvement symphonique 3
Brahms: Symphonie Nr. 1 c-Moll
Berliner Philharmoniker

1 CD
TMK 005294
7 €
W. Furtwängler – Konzert vom 15. März 1949 in Berlin

Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 8 c-Moll
Berliner Philharmoniker

1 CD
MMS 9103
7 €
Bruckner: Symphonie Nr. 5 B-Dur (1942)

Berliner Philharmoniker

1 CD
WFG 2011-1
7 €
Beethovens Neunte Symphonie (Bayreuth 29. Juli 1951)

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth Höngen,
Hans Hopf, Otto Edelmann
,
Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele

1 CD
WFHC 013
10 €
Furtwängler: Symphonie Nr. 1 h-Moll

Staatskapelle Weimar, George Alexander Albrecht

2 CDs
74321
12 €
Furtwängler: Symphonie Nr. 2 e-Moll

Staatskapelle Weimar, George Alexander Albrecht

2 CDs
82876
12 €
Furtwängler: Symphonie Nr. 3 cis-Moll

Staatskapelle Weimar, George Alexander Albrecht

1 CD
74321
7 €
Furtwängler: Symphonien Nr. 1, 2, 3

Staatskapelle Weimar, George Alexander Albrecht

5 CDs

 

25 €

 

 

23 November 2021

Dear members,

One of our members, Mr. Pascal Auffinger, sent us an article which appeared on the site of the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra in 2015. It refers to the concerts given by Furtwängler in Caracas.

The SWF contacted the site managers to request permission to translate and publish the text on our site. It was kindly given to us.

The SWF thanks the OSV and Mr. Pascal Auffinger.

The text presented here is an adaptation for our website. You will find the link to the original article at the end. This includes a recording of Don Juan.

“The Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra (OSV) celebrates 85 years of uninterrupted activity. A pioneer of the national symphonic movement, it is the result of the hard work of musicians who have struggled to give it continuity over time.

The Acoustic Shell of Bello Monte , known as José Angel Lamas Amphitheater , is related to the OSV since its creation and remains a fundamental place for culture and influence in the capital. In these lines, we want to remember the day it was inaugurated, March 19, 1954, under the regime of General Marcos Pérez Jiménez, with a concert of our institution under the direction, on the one hand, of the famous German conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler whose presence in Caracas was considered as an event in our country and, on the other hand, of our dear Vicente Emilio Sojo.

The first part of the program included works by José Angel Lamas and José Antonio Caro de Boesi under the direction of Vicente Emilio Sojo. The second, under the direction of WF, Handel’s Concerto Grosso op. 6 N°10, Richard Strauss’s Don Juan and, finally, Overture to Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner.

Master Furtwängler stayed a few days in Caracas. After the first concert, WF conducted a second on March 21 which was recorded. The program included: Handel’s Concerto Grosso op 6 N° 10, Don Juan by Richard Strauss and Brahms’s First Symphony. This live recording, which remains a treasure to this day, exhibits the inevitable imperfections and lack of balance between the instruments.”

Translation: Félix Matus-Echaiz and Thibaut Lily

 

Link to the original article (in Spanish): https://www.venezuelasinfonica.com/la-sinfonica-de-venezuela-en-la-creacion-de-un-espacio-vital-para-caracas/ 

15 November 2021

Dear members,

The SWF has decided to launch a consultation with all of its members.

The purpose of this is to allow you to express yourself on your expectations, requests, wishes, so that the SWF reflects your aspirations.

To allow you to express yourself freely on all subjects, there is no precise questionnaire. You can write your text in French, English, Spanish, German, etc.

The deadline for sending your responses has been set for January 8, 2022. Once the responses received, they will be studied by the Executive Board which will make a summary and set an action plan that will be presented to you at a meeting that will take place between the end of January and the beginning of February.

While waiting to read and meet you, we wish you a happy end of year.

The Executive Board

PS: You can contact us by email: fmatus@wanadoo.fr
or by mail:
Société Wilhelm Furtwängler
c / o Félix Matus-Echaiz
86, Impasse de Pissefontaine
78955 Carrières-sous-Poissy

November 15, 2021

4 June 2021

As announced earlier in the week, a new product is available for download: SWF D09, Bruckner’s Symphony No.4 , Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler, recorded December 14-16, 1941.

1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
2. Andante quasi allegretto
3. Bewegt
4. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell


> Buy the digital pack D09 < (8 €)

This moving recording is brought to you thanks to the authorization of the Wilhelm Furtwängler Center of Japan and its President Masayuki Nakamura whom the SWF would like to thank.

This version is, unfortunately, truncated. The WFCJ has intelligently overcome this problem. The missing parts have been replaced by the recordings from 1951. It is therefore possible to listen to this symphony without interruption.

The digital pack contains two presentation texts written by Philippe Jacquard (Copyright website https://concertsarchiveshd.fr/) and Henning Smidth. The SWF would like to thank them for giving permission to publish these texts as a complement to Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony .

31 May 2021

Dear members,

In the next few days, we will be offering you an exceptional document for download: a recording of Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony that Furtwängler conducted in 1941.

This moving recording is brought to you thanks to the authorization of the Wilhelm Furtwängler Center of Japan and its President Masayuki Nakamura whom the SWF would like to thank.

This version is, unfortunately, truncated. The WFCJ has intelligently overcome this problem. The missing parts have been replaced by the recordings from 1951. It is therefore possible to listen to this symphony without interruption.

We hope that this rare document will find a great resonance among you.

26 April 2021

Dear members, dear members,

We are pleased to present the last two productions of the Japanese WF Centre.

WFFC2004-HYM


Beethoven

Seventh Symphony (January 1950) & Coriolan overture (November 1947) – Wiener Philarmoniker

Available in our shop.

CD WFFC2005-HYM


Tchaikovsky

Sixth Symphony (1938) – Berliner Philarmoniker & Sérénade (1950) (movements 2 and 4) – Wiener Philarmoniker

Available in our shop.

We can only praise the quality of the work of the WFCJ.

These CDs are available at a price of 17 € each.

11 January 2021

Dear members,

On January 16, our Extraordinary General Assembly was to take place. We learned on January 10 that, for health reasons, the room where it was to take place can no longer accommodate us.

The current situation does not allow us to have visibility. Fixing a new date for our EGM would be a more than uncertain gamble.

However, this should not prevent the SWF from moving forward. To do this, the Board has taken the decision to ask you to give your opinion by email or by post on the points that were on the agenda *:

1) Vote on the new statutes
2) Election of the Executive Board (new body of the SWF)

As indicated in the Agenda, the Executive Board will only be elected if the new statutes are approved. As a result, the vote you cast for this new body will only be taken into account if the new statutes are approved.

The end of this vote will be January 16 at 12 p.m. HF (postmark as proof).

To vote, please send your answers to the two questions here below,

  • either by email at fmatus@wanadoo.fr
  • or by post/mail to 86, Impasse de Pissefontaine 78955 Carrières-sous-Poissy

1 / Do you approve the new statutes?
YES         NO

2 / Do you approve the candidate list?
YES         NO

Click here to download a paper version.

It goes without saying that the votes require a quorum for a GM to be held. We are aware that this is a special procedure, but so is the situation. We regret of course that this case of force majeure prevents us from meeting and discussing with each other.

We hope you will understand this choice.

The Steering Committee

* For details, please refer to this News (18 December 2020).

6 January 2021

Dear members,

A difficult year has just ended. While caution is in order, we can still hope that 2021 will be a renaissance.

Please therefore receive our best wishes for this New Year.

I take this opportunity to remind you that our EGM, except for new government instructions, will take place on January 16. If you can’t attend, please remember to send your proxy.

Musically yours,

Felix Matus-Echaiz

18 December 2020

Dear members,

Due to the sanitary measures in France, we had to cancel our Extraordinary General Meeting of November 14. We were able to set a new date. This will take place on January 16, 2021.

An Extraordinary General Meeting will be held:

On Saturday, 16 January 2021 at 16:00

Paroisse St Pierre
Salle Sainte-Élisabeth
90bis, avenue du Roule
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine

It will aim to:
1) Submit to you new statute (here attached, in French).
2) If approved, to elect a new governing body for the SWF.

You may have questions about the need for a change of statute.

Here I answer, as president. It has been observed that a double governing body, Comité Directeur + Bureau, has shown its limits. The new statute, among other matters, aims to establish one single governing with few members.

Furthermore, during the EGM, we will have a conversation about what members think about it.

If you cannot attend the EGM on January 16, please let us know and give a proxy to any member of the SWF to express your opinion on your behalf.

To attend the EGM or give a proxy, it is mandatory to be up to date with your subscription.

Please find here attached the invitation, the document to designate a proxy and the draft of the new statute (click here, documents in French).

While waiting to see you again, I wish you happy holidays by also making wishes that the new year will put an end to this difficult period.

With kind regards,

Félix Matus-Echaiz
President of the SWF

18 December 2020

Dear members,

We present to you the latest CD published by our friends from the Wilhelm Furtwängler Center in Japan.


In the coming days, you will be able to read the column that our friend and member Daniel Cordova will devote to him.

This record can be bought in our online shop at a price of 17€ (for members only).

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