Wilhelm Furtwängler [SIGNED]: n/a Wilhelm Furtwängler [SIGNED]: n/a Wilhelm Furtwängler [SIGNED]: n/a

Wilhelm Furtwängler [SIGNED]


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1) Signed "Zur Erinnerung Wilhelm Furtwängler ", 8vo. 4 page folding program. 6 x 8 inches. Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester, Montag, den 19. December 1949." Cover of program is illustrated with a b/w photograph of Furtwängler and has the date "19. XII 49" written in blue ink. Some creasing to pages. Text in German. Very good condition.With:2) B/W postcard (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches) of Furtwängler reading a newspaper taken around 1930. Near fine condition.With:3) 12 page program of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1950. First page shows a photograph of Furtwängler conducting. In German. Fine condition.Wilhelm Furtwängler (January 25, 1886-November 30, 1954) was a German conductor and composer. He is most famous for his performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, and Wagner. However, he was also a champion of modern music, and performed modern works such as Bela Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra. His relationship with the Nazi's and attitude towards Adolf Hitler was a matter of much controversy. At his denazification trial, Furtwängler was charged with supporting Nazism by remaining in Germany, performing at Nazi party functions and with making anti-Semitic remarks against the part-Jewish conductor Victor de Sabata. However, he was eventually cleared on all these counts. All three articles are rare. Bookseller Inventory # 15612

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Title: Wilhelm Furtwängler [SIGNED]

Publisher: NP n/d

Book Condition:vg

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