Furtwängler’s successful collaboration with this outstanding orchestra is showed on this work. In the weighty and trenchant 1951 performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto, soloist Edwin Fischer establishes a commanding presence from the beginning, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Furtwängler ablaze in response, though inwardness and humanity also shine through.” 

Recorded in The Abbey Road Studio No.1, in 1951, and pressed by Electrola in the ex-GDR. – Saulo Zucchelo