06 October 2007

Furtwängler conducting Prelude Meistersinger 1942

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts the Prelude from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 1942. It seems to be recorded at a AEG factory. The quality is really amazing. During WW2 Richard Wagner's music was used for propaganda purposes.

The stylized close-ups of the spectators are pretty amazing. Here's a few:

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