Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor and composer, 1886-1954

Wilhelm Furtwängler is considered to be one of the greatest symphonic and operatic conductors of the 20th century. The musicians who have expressed the highest opinion about Furtwängler are some of the most prominent ones of the 20th century such as Arnold Schönberg, Paul Hindemith, or Arthur Honegger. Soloists such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Yehudi Menuhin Pablo Casals and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf who have played music with almost all the major conductors of the 20th century have clearly declared upon several occasions that, for them, Furtwängler was the most important one.