At the annual meeting of the Wilhelm-Furtwängler-Gesellschaft on 26 June 2016 a new committee has been elected: Dr. Helge Grünewald (1st Chairman), Dr. Reinhard Niemann (2nd Chairman), Dr. Gerhard Mues (Treasurer).
In a solemn ceremony a memorial bust for Wilhelm Furtwängler was unveiled on 28 August 2016 in Clarens/Montreux. The bust was created by the Swiss artist Bernard Bavaud who had already modeled Charlie Chaplin, Igor Stravinsky and Richard Strauss, among others. The project was initiated by the late Karl-Ivo Dane, a long-time member of the WFG and a great admirer of Furtwängler. As location a place at the harbour of Clarens was chosen - where Furtwängler liked to relax while promenading.
The ceremony was attended by members of the Furtwängler family and the Dane family, the sculptor, the chairmen of the German Wilhelm-Furtwängler-Gesellschaft and the Furtwängler Centre of Japan. The City of Montreux was represented by its Mayor Laurent Wehrli, the Federal Republic of Germany by Honorary Consul Jean Marc Probst. In a concert of the Montreux Festival the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, conducted by Charles Dutoit, performed the Second Movement (Andante semplice) of Furtwängler's Second Symphony.
George Alexander Albrecht, a renowned adept of the works by Wilhelm Furtwängler, has recorded Furtwänglerís symphonies with the Staatskapelle Weimar in the years 1998, 2000 and 2003. We offer you these recordings at a special price:
|Symphony Nr. 1||2 CDs||16 €|
|Symphony Nr. 2||2 CDs||16 €|
|Symphony Nr. 3||1 CDs||10 €|
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