Tristan und Isolde - Wilhelm Furtwängler, EMI, 1952
1950: Wilhelm Furtwängler, shown here with Ljuba Welitsch (Donna Anna), produced a high point of the Festival with his Don Giovanni.
A legendary recording of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, "Choral": Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler.
Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886–1954), was a German conductor and composer. He is considered to be one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. His interpretive art is well documented in commercial and off-air recordings and this has led to him being revered by countless musicians, critics and record collectors since his death. He was a major influence on many later conductors.
Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886-1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is widely considered to have been one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. During the 1920s and 1930s, Furtwängler became one of the leading conductors in Europe, as principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1922, as principal conductor of the Gewandhaus Orchestra from 1922–26, and as a major guest conductor of other leading orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic.