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"Furtwängler's definitive Wagner makes the disc of orchestral excerpts drawn from concerts between 1942 and 1952 required listening, especially for a noble Tannhäuser Overture and an orgasmic Tristan Prelude and Liebestod."

-Dan Davis in Classical Pulse!



CD-794(1) FURTWÄNGLER: WAGNER. Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra (July 1943); Tannhäuser - Overture, BPO (Rome, 1 May 1951); Parsifal: Good Friday Music, BPO (Alexandria, 25 April 1951); Götterdämmerung: Funeral March, BPO (Berlin, 19 Dec. 1949); Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and Liebestod, Stockholm Philharmonic (25 Nov. 1942); The Flying Dutchman - Overture, Turin Radio Orchestra (6 June 1952).


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