"The one essential survey of the symphonies may now be had in a new boxed set of Wilhelm Furtwangler's Brahms, on the painstaking Music & Arts label."
–Alex Ross in The New Republic
This is a revised and partially remastered reissue of our extremely successful out of print CD-941, Furtwängler Conducts Brahms, which was acclaimed as the outstanding Brahms collection by Bernard Sherman in Schwann Opus, and Henry Fogel in Fanfare. The weaker version of the second piano concerto by Aeschbacher contained in the original issue was replaced with Edwin Fischer's superior version and John Ardoin's extensive notes in the booklet were revised.
FURTWÄNGLER CONDUCTS BRAHMS: THE COMPLETE SYMPHONIES, ETC. CD No. 1, 64:27, Symphony No. 1 in c, Op. 68, North German Radio Orchestra, Hamburg, 27 October 1951; Symphony No. 1 in c, Op. 68, Finale, Berlin Philharmonic Orch., Berlin, 23 Jan. 1945. CD No. 2, 75:20; Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 73, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna, 28 Jan. 1945; Symphony No. 3 in F, Op. 90, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin, 27 April, 1954. CD No. 3, 60:00; Symphony No. 4 in e, Op. 98, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin, 12-15 Dec. 1943; Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin, 12-15 Dec. 1943. CD No. 4, 68:05; Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 83, Edwin Fisher, piano, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin, 8 Nov. 1942; Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a, North German Radio Orch., Hamburg, 27 Oct. 1951. UPC# 0-17685-49412-3