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A real find...
Furtwängler recorded the "Eroica" 11 times and the 1944 wartime version from Vienna was dubbed by Richard Osborne of Gramophone as the preferred version of ALL recordings of this landmark symphony. So I am happy to find it here at HDTT and in a transfer that does not sound like a 1944 recording (although one wonders whether the original was on magnetic tape...which was a new invention by the Germans at the time...or on 78 rpm masters(?). Anyhow, it is a wonderful performance and sounds splendid for its age.
Furtwangler plays again
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) has so many great performances, but hardly are any more famous than Furtwangler’s. Considering how old this recording is, it is a testament to High Definition Tape Transfer’s attention to detail in their releases that such an album can now be enjoyed in high resolution. It truly sounds wonderful!
Furtwängler regained new value.
Regarding Eroica by Furtwängler, quite a lot of recordings are left behind and it can be said that it is a superb performance unless it takes into consideration the sound quality side, but the best performance of the highest peak comes from Urania label It is a matter of not having to wait for being a studio recording of Eroica (1944) and 1952. Until now, the performance of this album is a historic name performance, but there were drawbacks in recording. But mastering by HDTT regained new value.
Classic Eroica from the darkest days of WWII
Furtwangler at his greatest in this rightly celebrated performance. The re-mastered mono sound is very fine and is about as good as one is going to hear from a Furtwangler recording.