Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Worst Composer Ever?

"I was a composer well before becoming a conductor, and that all my life I have considered myself as a composer who conducts, but never as a conductor".- Wilhelm Furtwängler.

No it's not my idea, the title was inspired by Alex Ross, again. And maybe it's also because of his vigorous attact, "the label has choose to make the Piano Quintet unavailable", on Spotify. (Un?)Fortunately, all the rest of Furtwängler's major compositions are still there.

Here's the Spotify playlist: Furtwängler The Composer (68 tracks, 17 hours) Go to the end of the playlist and listen to Edwin Fischer play the slow movement of the Piano Concerto with the "composer who conducts", you won't regret it.