Wilhelm Furtwängler: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 (1954)$29.98
Release Date: 10-15-2021
Free Ground Shipping on all albums, and all other orders over $75
1. Product Details
No work appeared more frequently in Furtwängler's concert programmes than Beethoven's Fifth. Between 1918 and his death in 1954, he conducted more than a hundred performances, including a superbly realised 1937 HMV studio recording with the Berlin Philharmonic and this formidable studio remake with the Vienna Philharmonic in 1954, further proof of his astonishing ability to penetrate a work to it's core yet preserve it as a living entity. Much of the musical action in the Fifth Symphony, wrote Furtwängler, lies in the metamorphosis of four-bar periods into two-bar periods, and two-bar periods into single bars. He likened the rhythmic symmetry and harmonic power of Beethoven's writing to a region through which complex but clearly defined lines of communication can be seen running in every direction. For Furtwängler the interpreter, the symphony offered the thrill of high drama played out against a background of settled correspondences. For Furtwängler the thinker, it was a paradigm of existence itself: an essentially orderly universe in which violent, disruptive and seemingly unpredictable events take place. A clear case of music being imbued with meaning. This symphony sounds better than ever thanks to the new remastering from original tapes in HD 192kHz/24-bit done for our new Furtwängler box (to be released very soon). The LP is a premiere to hear the benefit of this new remastering.
- Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67: I. Allegro Con Brio
- Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67: II. Andante Con Moto
- Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67: III. Allegro
- Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67: IV. Allegro - Presto
2. Shipping and Delivery
Shipping is available to the 48 contiguous United States. We are unable to ship to PO Boxes, International locations, or APO/FPO addresses.
Please ensure your address is entered correctly. We are unable to redirect to an alternate shipping address once an order is placed.If your order contains multiple items, it may ship from different warehouse locations.
Tracking information will be sent as items are shipped.
Allow up to 5 business days for your order to process when calculating delivery dates.
Note: Additional delays may occur due to severe weather or other carrier delays.
Standard Shipping: allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Media Mail; all other products via UPS Ground or FedEx Ground.
Expedited Shipping: allow 2-5 business days for delivery. Albums will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail; all other products via UPS 2-Day Air or FedEx 2-Day Air.
Overnight Shipping: allow 1-2 business days for delivery. All products will be shipped via UPS Next Day Air or FedEx Next Day Air.
3. Return Policy
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all products purchased from Victrola.com. All items must be returned as new in their original packaging, including all accessories and cables. Albums must be unopened to receive a refund. Missing items will be charged based on suggested retail prices.
All returns must be accompanied by a valid return authorization number (RMA) issued by Victrola. If an RMA is not obtained prior to shipping, the returned product will be refused and returned to sender.
If the item is no longer wanted, the shipping cost is not refundable and returns must be shipped prepaid by the customer. There is a 15% restocking fee that will be calculated based on the price of the product once the item is refunded.
If the item is defective, a pre-paid shipping label to return the product will be provided, and no restocking fee applies.
To set up a return for refund please visit Customer Care. Be sure to include your order # and reason for your return when submitting your request.
View more information about returns and warranty here.