Anton Bruckner

 

Historical Symphony Recordings

 

A list of known recordings of Bruckner symphonies

 

made between 1924 and 1959

 

Last updated on February 10, 2014 (ver. 16.5).

Version 16 added 26 recordings from listings of the DRA (Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv)

Version 16.3 adds a 1938 performance of the 7th symphony under Artur Rodzinski

and a list of unrecorded concerts under Furtwängler,

Version 16.4 adds a 1956 performance of the 3rd under Helmuth Thierfelder

Version 16.5 adds a 1942 fragmentary 4th by Fritz Reiner, a 1955 7th by Klemperer and identifies Gert Rubahn as Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

 

Compiled by Lionel Tacchini with help from

 

Deryk Barker, John Berky, Radcliffe Bond, Carl A. Bünte, William Carragan, Michael Gray, Dermot Gault,

 

David Griegel, Ramon Khalona, Mark Kluge, Benjamin Korstvedt, Rob Kruijt, Bruce Morrison,

 

Kevin Mostyn, Hans Roelofs, Lani Spahr, Matthew B. Tepper and Jeff Weinstein

 

 

This list contains all recordings of Bruckner symphonies made before 1960, partial or complete, known to me to the present date, regardless of their publication history.

 

It is hopefully not complete and will be updated as I hear of new items. Uncertainties about date or attribution are mentioned when known.

 

The symphony in D minor from 1869, usually referred to as "Die Nullte" or "no. 0", is simply called the symphony in D minor.

 

References to 78 rpms, LP and CD issues of the published recordings in this list will be found in the Bruckner Symphony Version Discography .

 

In addition to recordings, further information on early Bruckner performances will be found under the following :

 

Quotes from early Bruckner literature (in German)  - some valuable insight on performance practice.

Oskar Lang’s advocacy of a slower and rather static way of conducting the symphonies as early as 1924 predates the Haas editions by 10 years.

 

 

A list of timings of performances between 1906 and 1940 – some very slow performances in the 1920s, including Franz Schalk

A list of Furtwängler’s Bruckner performances in Berlin between 1922 and 1940

 

 

 

Year

Symphony

Version, publication

Conductor

Orchestra

Date

Comment

1924

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Fried, Oskar

Berlin State Opera Orchestra

1924

Polydor

1924

8

v1892, Lienau 1892, Adagio

Klemperer

Berlin State Opera Orchestra

1924

Polydor

1928

3

v1889, Rättig 1890, Scherzo & trio

Konrath, Anton

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

10 Oct. 1928

 

1928

5

rev. Schalk 1894, Dobl. 1896, Scherzo

Dauber

Dol Dauber Chamber Orchestra

1 Oct. 1928

Vienna

1928

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Horenstein

Berlin Philharmonic

1928

Polydor

1929

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889, Scherzo

Krauss, Clemens

Vienna Philharmonic

3 July 1929

 

1933

D minor

1869, Wöss 1924, Scherzo (1)

Zaun, Fritz

Berlin State Opera Orchestra

Oct. 1933

 

1934

1

v1891, Doblinger 1893, Scherzo (1)

Zaun, Fritz

Berlin State Opera Orchestra

Feb. 1934

 

1934

2

v1892, Doblinger 1892, Scherzo (1)

Zaun, Fritz

Berlin State Opera Orchestra

Feb. 1934

 

1934

9

1896, Orel 1932

Klemperer

New York Philharmonic

14 Oct. 1934

Live broadcast

1935

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Ormandy

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

5, 7 Jan. 1935

US Victor

1935

7

1883, Gutmann 1885 (2) & cut Finale (22)

Toscanini

New York Philharmonic

27 Jan. 1935

 

1936

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Böhm

Sächsische Staatskapelle

June 1936

Electrola

1936

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889

Mennerich, Adolf

Orchester des Reichssenders Stuttgart

30 Jul 1936

Stuttgart, Sendesaal

1937

2

v1892, Doblinger 1892

Praetorius, Ernst

Orchester des Reichssenders Stuttgart

12 Aug 1937

Stuttgart, Senderaum 1 

1937

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

Böhm

Sächsische Staatskapelle

1937

Electrola

1937

9

1896, Orel 1932, Mvt I & II (19)

Schuricht

Reichssender Orchester Berlin

1937

 

1937

9

1896, Orel 1932

Schuricht

Reichssender Orchester Berlin

9 Apr. 1937

Live Berlin, Saal 1

1938

2

mixed, Haas 1938

Prade, Ernst

Orchester des Senders Breslau

3 Nov 1938

Breslau

1938

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Weisbach, Hans

Orchester des Reichssender Berlin and Leipzig Symphonieorchester

12. Jan. 1938

 

1938

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Weisbach, Hans

Orchester des Reichssenders Berlin and Leipzig Symphonieorchester

26 Jan 1938

 

1938

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

Jochum, Eugen

Hamburg Philharmonic

3-4 June 1938

Telefunken

1938

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Schuricht

Berlin Philharmonic

1938

Polydor

1938

7

1883, Gutmann 1885, cut Finale (22)

Rodzinski, Artur

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

16 Mar. 1938

Live broadcast, CD: St Laurent Studio YSL 78-131

1938

9

1896, Orel 1932

Hausegger

Munich Philharmonic

Apr. 1938

HMV

1939

1

v1891, Doblinger 1893 (20)

Lehmann, Fritz

Großes Orchester des reichsenders Stuttgart

9 June 1939

 

1939

3

v1889, Rättig 1890, Scherzo

Mennerich, Adolf

Großes Orchester des Reichssenders München

26 May 1939

 

1939

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Jochum, Eugen

Hamburg Philharmonic

22, 24 June 1939

 

1939

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Jochum, Eugen

Vienna Philharmonic

8-9 May 1939

Telefunken

1939

8

mixed, Haas 1939 (17)

Weisbach, Hans

Großes Orchester des Reichssenders Leipzig

2 Oct 1939

Live

1940

3

v1889, Rättig 1890, Finale only

Lehmann, Fritz

Orchester des Deutschlandsenders und Reichsender Berlin

28 June 1940

Haus des Rundfunks, Saal 1

1940

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889

Walter, Bruno

NBC Symphony Orchestra

10 Feb. 1940

 

1940

7

1st mvt excerpt

Wartisch, Otto

Sudetendeutsche Philharmonie

8 Jan 1940

 

1940

9

Excerpt from Finale

Weisbach, Hans

Großes Orchester des Reichssenders Leipzig

12 Oct 1940

 

1941

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889 (2)

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

14-16 Dec. 1941

 

1941

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

van Kempen

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

13 March 1941

live, Dutch Radio

1941

7

1883, Gutmann 1885, Excerpts (3)

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

2-4 Feb. 1941

 

1941

8

v1892, Lienau 1892

Walter, Bruno

New York Philharmonic

26 Jan. 1941

 

1941

9

1896, Orel 1932

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

16 Jan. 1941

live, Dutch Radio

1942

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936 (23)

Reiner, Fritz

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

8. Feb. 1942

live at the Syria Mosque

1942

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

25-28 Oct. 1942

broadcast

1942

7

1883, Gutmann 1885, Adagio

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

1 Apr. 1942

Telefunken

1942

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Kabasta

Munich Philharmonic

24-27 Sep. 1942

Electrola

1943

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Kabasta

Munich Philharmonic

30 June 1943

broadcast

1943

6

Mvt II-IV 1881, Haas 1935

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

13-16 Nov. 1943

 

1943

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Böhm

Vienna Philharmonic

4-5 June 1943

Electrola

1943

9

1896, Orel 1932

Kabasta

Munich Philharmonic

7 Jun 1943

broadcast

1943

9

1896, Orel 1932

Schuricht

Berlin Municipal Orchestra

9 July 1943

DG

1944

2

mixed, Haas 1938

Jochum, Georg Ludwig

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

5-7 Sep. 1944

 

1944

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Jochum, Eugen

Hamburg State Orchestra

13-15 May 1944

 

1944

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889

Knappertsbusch

Berlin Philharmonic

8 Sep. 1944

broadcast

1944

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

Jochum, Georg Ludwig

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

25 May 1944

 

1944

6

1881, Haas 1935

Jochum, Georg Ludwig

Bruckner Orchestra Linz

26 June 1944

 

1944

7

 

Böhm

Wiener Philharmoniker

1944

 

1944

8

mixed, Haas 1939 (5)

Furtwängler

Vienna Philharmonic

17 Oct. 1944

broadcast

1944

8

mixed, Haas 1939, Mvt II-IV

Karajan

Preussische Staatskapelle

28 June &
29 Sep. 1944

 

1944

9

1896, Orel 1932

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

7 Oct. 1944

 

1946

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Ludwig, Leopold

Orchester des ehemaligen Städtischen
Opernhauses -> Staatskapelle Berlin

1946

 

1946

9

1896, Orel 1932

Walter, Bruno

New York Philharmonic

17 Mar. 1946

 

1947

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Andreae, Volkmar

Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra

Sep. 1947

 

1947

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Klemperer

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

3-4 Dec. 1947

 

1947

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 (18)

Zillig, Winfried

RSO Frankfurt

5 Oct 1947

Live

1947

7

? Missing sections in Finale

Andreae, Volkmar

Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra

June 1947

live in Geneva

1947

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

10 Sep. 1947

Decca

1947

8

v1892, Lienau 1892 (6)

Koussevitzky

Boston Symphony Orchestra

30 Dec. 1947

 

1947

9

1896, Orel 1932, excerpts (9)

Lucas, Leighton

L. Lucas Orchestra

31 May 1947

 

1947-51

7

1883, Haas 1944

Zillig, Winfried

RSO Frankfurt

1947-51

 

1948

6

1881, Haas 1935

Andreae, Volkmar

Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra

Feb. 1948

 

1948

7

 

Böhm

Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper

1948

 

1948

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Bongartz, Heinz

RSO Leipzig

10 Apr 1948

Leipzig

1948

9

1896, Orel 1932

Walter, Bruno

Philadelphia Orchestra

28 Feb. 1948

 

1949

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Abendroth

Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

16 Nov. 1949

 

1949

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936, Scherzo only

Rosbaud

Stockholm Concert Orchestra

17 Jan.1949

Sveriges Radio

1949

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889

Rother, Artur

RSO Berlin

1949

 

1949

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

Abendroth

Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

27 May 1949

 

1949

7

1883, Gutmann 1885/Haas 1944 mixed

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

18 Oct.1949

 

1949

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Knappertsbusch

Vienna Philharmonic

30 Aug. 1949

live

1949

7

1883, Gutmann 1885 ?, Adagio

Koussevitzky

Boston Symphony Orchestra

18 Apr. 1949

rehearsal

1949

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Abendroth

Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

28 Sep. 1949

live

1949

8

mixed, Haas 1939 (5)

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

14 Mar. 1949

(Titania)

1949

8

mixed, Haas 1939 (5)

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

15 Mar. 1949

live (Dahlem)

1949

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Jochum, Eugen

Hamburg State Philh.

26-28, 31 Jan. &
3-4 Feb. 1949

DG

1949

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Jochum, Eugen

Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks

30 May 1949

(Tahra 638/639)

1950

1

v1891, Doblinger 1893

Andreae, Volkmar

Niederösterr. Tonkünstler Orchester

1950

Masterseal

1950

2

mixed, Haas 1938

Schnackenburg, Helmut

Bremer Philharmonisches Staatsorchester

1950

Studio recording, Radio Bremen

1950

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Fekete, Zoltan

Salzburg Mozarteum

1950

Concert Hall

1950

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

van Kempen, Paul

Netherlands Radio Orchestra

January 1950

Telefunken

1950

6

1881, Haas 1935

Swoboda, Henry

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1950

Westminster

1950

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Kubelik

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

12 Mar. 1950

 

1950

8

v1892, Lienau 1892 cut

Szell

New York Philharmonic

17 Dec. 1950

Carnegie Hall, New York

1950

9

rev. Löwe, Doblinger 1903

Knappertsbusch

Berlin Philharmonic

28 Jan. 1950

(Tahra)+

1950

9

rev. Löwe, Doblinger 1903

Knappertsbusch

Berlin Philharmonic

29-30 Jan. 1950

live (M&A)+

1950

D minor

1869, Wöss 1924

Bongartz, Heinz

Dresdner Philharmoniker

12 Nov 1950

Leipzig

1951

2

mixed, Haas 1938 (10)

Konwitschny

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

14 Jan. 1951

Eterna

1951

4

1888, Gutmann 1889, full scherzo (21)

Furtwängler

Vienna Philharmonic

29 Oct. 1951

live Munich

1951

4

1888, Gutmann 1889, full scherzo (21)

Furtwängler

Vienna Philharmonic

22 Oct. 1951

live Stuttgart

1951

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Klemperer

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

19-23 Mar. 1951

Vox

1951

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

Furtwängler

Vienna Philharmonic

19 Aug. 1951

live

1951

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Pflüger, Gerhard

RSO Leipzig

1951

 

1951

7

1883, Gutmann 1885/Haas 1944 mixed

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

23 Apr. 1951

live Cairo

1951

7

1883, Gutmann 1885/Haas 1944 mixed

Furtwängler

Berlin Philharmonic

1 May 1951

live Rome

1951

8

v1892, Lienau 1892

Knappertsbusch

Berlin Philharmonic

7-8 Jan. 1951

live

1951

8

v1892, Lienau 1892 cut Finale

Szell

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

28 June 1951

 

1951

9

1896, Orel 1932 or Nowak 1951

Abendroth

Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra

29 Oct. 1951

 

1951

9

1896, Orel 1932

Schuricht

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

2 Nov. 1951

broadcast

1951

D minor

1869, Wöss 1924 (1)

Spruit, Henk

Netherlands Philharmonic

1951

Concert Hall

1952

3

v1878, Oeser 1950

Ludwig, Leopold

Berlin Philharmonic

6 Mar 1952

Christuskirche Berlin

1952

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

1952

 

1952

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Konwitschny

Czech Philharmonic

1952

Supraphon

1952

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

1952

 

1952

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Pflüger, Gerhard

Leipzig Philharmonic

3-4 April 1952

Urania

1952

6

1881, Doblinger 1899

Adler, F. Charles

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

17 February 1952

 

1952

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Jochum, Eugen

Berlin Philharmonic

28, 30 Mar. &
2 Apr. 1952

 

1952

9

rev. Löwe, Doblinger 1903

Adler, F. Charles

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

May 1952

SPA

1952

9

1896, Nowak 1951

Schmidt-Isserstedt

NDR Symphony Orchestra

28 Apr 1952

 

1952-54

3

v1878, Oeser 1950

Schmidt-Isserstedt

(alias Gerd Rubahn)

Berlin Philharmonic ?

1952, later than

March 3.

Royale

1953

1

v1877, Haas 1935

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

15 Jan. 1953

Amadeo

1953

1

v1877, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1953

Pflüger, Gerhard

RSO Leipzig

8 Nov 1953

Leipzig

1953

2

mixed, Haas 1938 (10)

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

16 Jan. 1953

Philips

1953

2

mixed, Haas 1938

Kempe

Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks

1953

Broadcast

1953

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Adler, F. Charles

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

4 Sep. 1953

SPA

1953

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

14 Jan & 5 Feb 1953

 

1953

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

19 Jan. 1953

live

1953

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

van Otterloo

Hague Residentie

6-7 May 1953

Philips

1953

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

24 Jan. 1953

 

1953

6

1881, Haas 1935

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1953

 

1953

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1953

 

1953

7

1883, Haas 1944, Excerpts (8)

Beecham

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

ca 1953

 

1953

7

?

Böhm

Vienna Philharmonic

7 Mar. 1953

 

1953

7

1883, Haas 1944

Schnackenburg, Helmut

Bremer Philharmonisches Staatsorchester

1953

Live, Bremer Glocke

1953

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Schuricht

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

6 Mar. 1953

broadcast

1953

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

May 1953

Decca

1953

8

v1892, Lienau 1892

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1953

 

1953

9

1896, Orel  1932 or Nowak 1951

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1953

 

1953

9

1896, Nowak 1951

Horenstein

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1953

Vox

1953

9

1896, Orel 1932

Walter, Bruno

New York Philharmonic

27 Dec. 1953

 

1953

9

1896, Orel 1932

Walter, Bruno

Vienna Philharmonic

19 Aug. 1953

Salzburg

1954

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Goehr

Netherlands Philharmonic

1954

Concert Hall

1954

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Knappertsbusch

Bavarian State Orchestra

11 Oct. 1954

live

1954

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Knappertsbusch

Vienna Philharmonic

1-3 Apr. 1954

Decca

1954

3

v1878, Oeser 1950

Kubelik

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

28 Jan. 1954

NAA-archives
in Hilversum (Hans)

1954

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936, cut

"Tubbs" (alias)

"Hastings Symphony Orchestra"

1954

Allegro

1954

4

v1878/80, Nowak 1953

Klemperer

Köln Radio Symphony Orchestra

5 Apr. 1954

 

1954

4

prob. v1878/80, Haas 1936

Klemperer

Residenzorchester Den Haag

1954

 

1954

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889

Matacic

Philharmonia Orchestra

12-13 Oct. &
11, 14 Dec. 1954

 

1954

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Karajan

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

2 Oct. 1954

 

1954

7

 

Böhm

RSO Frankfurt

1954

 

1954

7

1883, Haas 1944, mvt 1-3

Bünte, Carl. A.

Berliner Symphonisches Orchester

25 Dec 1954

Live Berlin

1954

7

1883, prob. Gutmann 1885

Schuricht

Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra

1954

 

1954

7

1883, prob. Gutmann 1885

Schuricht

NDR Symphony Orchestra

October 1954

 

1954

7

1883, Haas 1944

van Otterloo

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

23-26 Oct. 1954

Philips

1954

7

1883, ?

Walter, Bruno

New York Philharmonic

23 Dec. 1954

 

1954

8

v1892, Lienau 1892

Furtwängler

Vienna Philharmonic

10 Apr. 1954

live

1954

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Schuricht

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

10 March 1954

 

1954

9

1896, Nowak 1951

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

22-23 &
27-28 Nov. 1954

DG

1954

9

1896, Nowak 1951

Jochum, Georg Ludwig

RIAS Orchester Berlin

9 Mar. 1954

 

1955

1

v1891, Doblinger 1893

Adler, F. Charles

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

25-26 Apr 1955

Unicorn (later Siena)

1955

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

5 Jan. 1955

live

1955

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Andreae, Volkmar

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

11-13 Jan. 1955

Philips

1955

4

v1878/80, Nowak 1953

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

4-5 Oct. 1955

DG

1955

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889

Knappertsbusch

Vienna Philharmonic

29-31 Mar. 1955

Decca

1955

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Schuricht

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

5 Apr. 1955

 

1955

7

?

Hindemith

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

28 Dec. 1955

 

1955

7

1883, Haas 1944

Klemperer

BBC Symphony Orchestra

5. Dec. 1955

Live in London

1955

7

?

Müller-Kray, Hans

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

22 Sep, 1955

 

1955

8

v1890, Nowak 1955

Horenstein

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

1955

Vox

1955

8

v1892, Lienau 1892

Knappertsbusch

Bavarian State Orchestra

5 Dec. 1955

 

1955

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Rosbaud

Südwest Rundfunk S.O. Baden-Baden

17 Nov. 1955

 

1955

8

mixed, Haas 1939 (7)

Schuricht

NDR Symphony Orchestra

24 Oct. 1955

 

1955

8

mixed, Haas 1939

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

21 Apr.1955

 

1955

8

mixed, Haas 1939

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

6-9 June 1955

Philips

1955

9

1896, Orel 1932 or Nowak 1951

Schuricht

Vienna Philharmonic

17 Mar. 1955

 

1955

D minor

1869, Wöss 1924

van Beinum (?)

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

13 Mar. 1955

 

1956

1

v1877, Haas 1935

Jochum, Georg Ludwig

RIAS Orchester Berlin

3-4 Feb. 1956

 

1956

1

v1891, Doblinger 1893

Schüchter, Wilhelm

NDR Symphony Orchestra

1956

 

1956

2

mixed, Haas 1938

Rosbaud

SWF Symphony Orchestra

13. Dec 1956

Baden-Baden,

1956

3

v1878, Oeser 1950

Thierfelder, Helmuth

Symphony Orchestra of the SODRE

9 June 1956

Montevideo, Uruguay

1956

4

v1888, Gutmann 1889

Steinberg

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

19 Apr. 1956

Capitol - stereo

1956

5

rev. Schalk 1894, Doblinger 1896

Knappertsbusch

Vienna Philharmonic

3-6 June 1956

Decca - stereo

1956

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Abendroth

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

16-17 Feb. 1956

live

1956

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Abendroth

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

19 Feb. 1956

Berlin, Metropol Theater

1956

7

1883, Nowak 1954

Klemperer

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

12 Apr. 1956

live

1956

7

1883, Gutmann 1885

Schuricht

Orchestre des Concerts Colonne

14 May 1956

live

1956

7

?

Szenkar, Eugen

Sinfonieorchester der Stadt Düsseldorf

8 Mar 1956

live Rheinhalle Düsseldorf

1956

9

1896, Nowak 1951

Keilberth

Hamburg State Philharmonic

31 Oct. &
1-3 Nov. 1956

Telefunken - stereo

1956

9

1896, Nowak 1951

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

17-19 Sep. 1956

Philips

1956

9

1896, Nowak 1951, Adagio

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

3 or 4 Oct.1956

 

1956

D minor

1869, ed. Wöss 1924, Scherzo

Matacic

Philharmonia Orchestra

Jan 1956

 

1957

3

v1878, Oeser 1950, mvt 2-4

Bünte, Carl. A.

Berliner Symphonisches Orchester

5 September 1957

Berlin

1957

3

v1889, Rättig 1890

Horenstein

Orquestra Sinfónica Venezuela

2 Feb 1957

Live, Caracas

1957

3

v1878, Oeser 1950

Horenstein

BBC  Symphony Orchestra

9 November 1957

 

1957

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Klemperer

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

16,17 Feb 1957

Live, Amsterdam

1957

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Ratjen, Hans-Georg

Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra

ca. 1957

 

1957

7

1883, Haas 1944

Rosbaud

Südwest Rundfunk S.O. Baden-Baden

27, 30 Dec. 1957

stereo

1957

8

v1890, Nowak 1955

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

21 Nov. 1957

 

1957

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Karajan

Berlin Philharmonic

23-25 May 1957

EMI - stereo

1957

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Karajan

Vienna Philharmonic

17 Apr. 1957

 

1957

8

v1890, Nowak 1955

Klemperer

Köln Radio Symphony Orchestra

7 June 1957

live

1957

9

1896, Orel 1932 or Nowak 1951

Schuricht

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

1 Feb 1957

 

1957

9

1896, Orel 1932

Walter, Bruno

New York Philharmonic

10 Feb. 1957

Carnegie Hall, New York

1958

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Andreae, Volkmar

Munich Philharmonic

16 Jan. 1958

 

1958

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936 (15)

Bünte, Carl. A.

Berliner Symphonisches Orchester

6 April 1958

Live Berlin

1958

4

?

Klemperer

Philharmonia

26 Aug. 1958

Edinburgh Festival

1958

5

v1876/78, Nowak 1951

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

8-15 Feb. 1958

DG

1958

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Schuricht

Utrecht Symphony Orchestra

12 Jun. 1958

 

1958

6

 

Hindemith

RSO Turin

1958

 

1958

7

 

Hindemith

RSO Stuttgart

1958

 

1958

7

1883, Nowak 1954

Klemperer

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Feb. 1958

 

1958

7

1883, Nowak 1954

Klemperer

Berlin Philharmonic

3 Sep. 1958

 

1958

7

1883, Haas 1944

Konwitschny

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

20-22 June 1958

 

1958

7

? - cuts in Scherzo and Finale

Munch, Charles

Boston Symphony Orchestra

7 Feb. 1958

 

1958

7

1883, Haas 1944

van Otterloo

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest Amsterdam

2.Apr. 1958

 

1958

9

 

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

1958

 

1958

9

rev. Löwe, Doblinger 1903

Knappertsbusch

Bavarian State Orchestra

10 Feb. 1958

live Munich

1958

9

?

Matacic

Staatskapelle Berlin

17 Jan. 1958

 

1959

1

v1877, Nowak 1953 ?

Jochum, Eugen

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

1959

 

1959

2

mixed, Haas 1938

Haitink

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

9 July 1959

 

1959

2

?

Pope, Stanley

London Symphony Orchestra

22 May 1959

 

1959

3

prob. v1878, Oeser 1950

Kubelik

Concertgebouw-Orchester Amsterdam

1959

 

1959

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

Leitner

National Orchestra of Lisbon

19 Dec. 1959

 

1959

5

rev. Schalk 1894, Doblinger 1896

Burgin

Boston Symphony Orchestra

26 Dec. 1959

 

1959

5

rev. Schalk 1894, Doblinger 1896

Knappertsbusch

Munich Philharmonic

19 Mar. 1959

 

1959

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935 or Nowak 1951

Schuricht

Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks

27 Feb. 1959

 

1959

5

v1876/78, Haas 1935

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

9, 11 or 12 Mar. 1959

 

1959

7

1883, Haas 1944

Bünte, Carl. A.

Berliner Symphonisches Orchester

17 Mar 1959

 

1959

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Klemperer (?)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

1959

Identity of conductor uncertain

1959

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Konwitschny

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

18, 19, 21 Dec. 1959

stereo

1959

8

mixed, Haas 1939

Mravinsky

Leningrad Philharmonic

June 1959

 

1959

9

1896, Orel 1932 or Nowak 1951

Rosbaud

SWF Symphony Orchestra

25 Feb.1959

 

1959

9

1896, Orel 1932

Walter, Bruno

Columbia Symphony Orchestra

16, 18 Nov. 1959

 

1959

9

1896, Orel 1932

Walter, Bruno

Los Angeles Philharmonic

13 Nov. 1959

 

 

4

v1878/80, Haas 1936

van Beinum

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

26 Feb. 1956 ?

 

 

 

Notes

 

 

 

(1)

Cut to fit on a side of 78 rpm.

 

(2)

Incomplete - the acetates were made with only one cutter.

 

(3)

Excerpts of movements I, II and III.

 

(4)

See spurious, misattributed, or misdated note at end of list.

 

(5)

Version modified by Furtwängler - 1887 passage added by Haas in the Adagio is removed

 

(6)

Cut down to fit into a one-hour broadcast.

 

(7)

Finale is cut (bar 708-716) in most issues but complete in the original recording as issued on Music & Arts CD-1172 (Nov 2005)

 

(8)

Adagio fragment, Scherzo & Finale

 

(9)

arrangement by L. Lucas, from the EMI Library of Incidental & Background Music on 6 sides of 78 rpm

 

(10)

some vi-de observed

 

(11)

cut in Scherzo (as in Schalk) and Finale (mm. 223-396)

 

(12)

Haas with vi-de observed except scherzo repeats

 

(13)

Short cut in the exposition of the third theme group in the Finale

 

(14)

Steinberg's own version based on Nowak

 

(15)

Timpani additions from 1888 in 1st and 4th mvts

 

(16)

Single crescendi at the end of mvts I and IV

 

(17)

One 78rpm side missing at 12'48 in the Finale

 

(18)

Some repeats not taken in the Scherzo

 

(19)

Part of the Finale exists -  first and last sides of the Adagio listed as missing by the DRA

 

(20)

The last 78rpm side of the Finale is missing

 

(21)

Scherzo extended to reflect the structure of the 1878/1880 version

 

(22)

2nd half of the development cut in the Finale (48 bars between letters R and V)

 

(23)

One surviving transcription disc from a broadcast over radio Station WCAE containing the 1st movement and part of the Andante. A 2nd disc did not survive.

 

Spurious, misattributed or misdated

1944

D minor

Kor Kuiler, Concertgebouw Amsterdam: actually van Beinum 1955

 

1944

7

hm, Sächsische Staatskapelle 1944: same as Vienna Philharmonic 1943

 

1948

7

Böhm, Vienna Philharmonic 1948: same as Vienna Philharmonic 1943

 

1950

9

Knappertsbusch Berlin Philharmonic Feb 4 1950 (error): same as 28 Jan. 1950

 

1951

4

Abendroth Leipzig 1951 (error on Arlecchino ARL 107): same as 1949

 

1951

8

Schuricht, Hamburg Radio (Urania CD): actually 1955, NDRSO

 

1954

4

Leitner, National Orchestra of Lisbon, Dec 1954: actually 19 Dec 1959

 

1955

6

Knappertsbusch (error). There is no known recording of the 6th by Knappertsbusch.

 

1958

9

Keilberth : misdated (?) 1958 on Teldec WPCS 6053: same as 1956

 

1959

2

van Beinum, Concertgebouw Amsterdam: actually Haitink 1959

 

1960s

8

Schuricht, NDRSO Originals CD): actually 1955, NDRSO

 

1964

6

Horenstein, LSO 4 May 1964 actually from 21 Nov 1961

 

1964

8

Klemperer (?), BBC Symphony Orchestra, 2 Feb. 1964: Same as 1959, issued on Rare Moth RM 417/8

 

1967

6

Szell, Staatskapelle Dresden, Aug 1967 Live Festspielhaus Salzburg: actually a Fake mono copy of Sawallisch's Orfeo recording with added applause

 

 

 

Furtwängler performances in Berlin 1922-1940

No recordings of the performances below are known to exist.

Symphony

Date

Orchestra

4

8 / 9 Oct 1922

Berlin Philharmonic

4

25 / 26 Nov 1923

"

5

2 / 3 Nov 1924

"

8

15 / 16 Nov 1925

"

9

24 / 25 Oct 1926

"

7

8 / 9 Jan 1928

"

4

7 / 8 Oct 1928

"

3

20 / 21 Oct 1929

"

3

22 / 23 Feb 1931

"

9

14 / 15 Feb 1932

"

7

14 / 15 Apr 19323

"

4

27 / 28 Nov 1932

"

9

30 Sep / 1 Oct 1934

"

5

15 / 16 Oct 1933

"

8

8 / 10 Jan 1938

"

5

5 / 7 Nov 1938

"

9

25 / 27 Feb 1940

"

This list was sent to me by Carl August Bünte.

Source: Wilhelm Furtwängler: Die Programme der Konzerte mit dem Berliner Philh. Orch. 1922-1954 / Brockhaus-Wiesbaden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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