Brahms Concert of January 27, 1952 Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102 Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 Willy Boskovsky, violin Emanuel Brabec, cello Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - 1952
This is the complete concert of January 27, 1952. It was a terrific concert. Each work receives a magnificent performance. However, the best of them is surely the Symphony No. 1, which receives a great performance, on a par with the performance in Berlin two weeks later. It is a strong, dramatic interpretation throughout. And the orchestra plays wonderfully. Furtwängler was very good with the Haydn Variations and this one is one of the best. The Double Concerto is also very well played. It is interesting to hear how the concert develops, from an expressive performance of the Variations, through to the exciting, ecstatic end of the Symphony.
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We encourage you to also browse through the rest of our collection, including recordings from the creator of this website and remasters Eduardo Chibás, the renowned pianist Artur Schnabel and other historical conductors.
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This project is the product of a personal quest to achieve the best sound possible from the recordings of the legendary director Wilhelm Furtwangler. The constant search to improve even already-remastered versions in the market has created these crisp, timeless pieces.