In May audite will release a Furtwängler Box: All RIAS-recordings with Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic from 1947 until his death in 1954 on 12 CDs plus Bonus-CD.
This Furtwängler Edition presents live recordings only, some of them are first releases as e. g. Fortner’s Violin Concerto with Gerhard Taschner, Hindemith’s Concerto for Orchestra or Blacher’s Konzertante Musik.
Also, the edition enables you to compare interpretations because some of the works are included as recordings from different years; for example the box begins with Beethoven’s Symphonies No. 6 and No. 5 from 1947 and ends with recordings of these works from 1954.
The Complimentary CD presents previously unreleased live recordings of Furtwängler about music interpretation.
Extensive additional material is also available for download, including historic concert reviews, additional live recordings of Furtwängler and a podcast on the subject "Historic Recordings and Remastering".
Release date in Germany is May 15th. You can look forward to a special musical and historical discovery with Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlin Philharmonic in May!