Continuing with Bruckner's ninth symphony, Furtwaengler and Berlin Philharmonic live on magnetic wire from Berlin 1944, very reverberant with some distortion but good sound for the date. Otherwise, modern versions are I think just as good and much clearer.
He conducted it on his very first concert at age 19 with an orchestra hired by his archaelogist father, Adolf Furtwaengler, whose books on ancient Greece are still studied today. His son inherited his father's love for classical antiquity.
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