If you want to know a bit more about his impact as a conductor, I encourage you to read Daniel Barenboim's post Why Furtwängler still moves us today, originally published at the German's newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.
And before closing, I give you 3 petit-cadeaus:
- A special free track of Furtwängler's 1951 Haydn recording with the Berliner Philharmoniker (you need to register at Deutsche Grammophon in order to get access to free tracks);
- The 2014 documentary Furtwängler's Love (free trailer and film available online at the Digital Concert Hall of the Beliner Philharmoniker);
- Schumman's 4th Symphony in D minor, Op. 120, in a studio recording made in Berlin 1953 conducted by Furtwängler (watch the video in youtube).
|Elisabeth Furtwängler, wife of the former|
Conductor, and central source in the
Documentary "Furtwängler's Love"