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Furtwängler Conducts Wagner, 1942

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This is a remarkably high quality video of Wilhelm Furtwängler, one of the 20th century’s great conductors, leading the Berlin Philharmonic in Richard Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger at a factory in Berlin in 1942.

 

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3 Comments

  1. rhondda
    Posted August 15, 2012 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    You might get in trouble if you laugh out loud you know. High romance is serious stuff for some people, especially gamers and trophy hunters.

  2. rhondda
    Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    I did not know that Wagner wrote a comedy opera.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted August 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

      Yes, although I find Siegfried funnier.

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