Bruckner Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major
2 versions: Stuttgart (October 22, 1951) & Munich (October 29, 1951)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - 1951

These are two performances of Bruckner's 4th Symphony from a European tour in late 1951. The version used is the old Gutmann version. Both performances are excellent. There are differences in sound. The Stuttgart performance has much better sound. The Munich performance is also marred by the noisiest Andante I know of. Apparently, the fall had taken a told of the audience's health.

Still, the orchestra plays very well and both performances are strong and exciting. These are the only Furtwängler complete performances of this Bruckner symphony that have been preserved.

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