Webern conducts Schubert German Dances

November 18, 2008

This is an audio only YouTube clip but is a joy to hear Anton Webern conduct Franz Schubert’s “German Dances.”

German Dances. Arranged by Anton Webern in 1931. Schubert wrote most of them in 1824, for the piano.

One of the very few documents of one of music’s greatest innovators actually conducting. People said that his modus of conducting was rather like Wilhelm Furtwängler’s.
It is the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra; it was recorded December 29, 1932, at the Frankfurter Funkhaus.
(Notes by Leibo07 on YouTube.)

[Photo of Anton Webern]

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