℗ 2023 Archipel
Released January 20, 2023
Duration 1h 03m 27s
Catalogue No. ARPCD0715
Genre Classical (Orchestral)

Furtwängler: Symphonic Concerto in B Minor

Erik Then-Bergh, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik

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Symphonic Concerto in B Minor  
I. Schwer, pesante
Wilhelm Furtwängler; Erik Then-Bergh; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik
II. Adagio solenne
Wilhelm Furtwängler; Erik Then-Bergh; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik
III. Allegro moderato
Wilhelm Furtwängler; Erik Then-Bergh; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Rafael Kubelik
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Archipel Records presents this stunning rendition of Wilhelm Furtwängler's Symphonic Concerto in B Minor, performed by pianist Erik Then-Bergh with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under direction of Rafael Kubelik. This legacy recording has been transferred from its original analogue sources to high-fidelity digital formats for modern listening! The Symphonic Concerto for piano and orchestra in B minor by Wilhelm Furtwängler was composed between 1924 and 1937. Its world premiere took place in Munich on 26 October 1937, with Edwin Fischer as soloist; Furtwängler conducted the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In January 1939 there was a radio broadcast which has survived as the only complete recording of the original version of the concerto. The work is cast into three movements: The first (Schwer, pesante in B minor) is an extensive sonata form movement of more than 30 minutes duration. A second movement follows, an Adagio solenne in D major influenced by Bruckner and Brahms; and lasting approximately 11 minutes. The last movement (Allegro moderato) is composed in free-form and has some hints of a rondo. Its duration is about 20 minutes and the work concludes in dark and gloomy mood with pianissimo dynamics.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Archipel Studio Masters

Tracks 1-3 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM; contains material which has been processed by a perceptual audio coding algorithm
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I. Schwer, pesante
II. Adagio solenne
III. Allegro moderato

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