Episode with Wilhelm Furtwängler

In the introduction of the discography compiled by John Hunt (1993), you will find the following episode.

Eminent conductors are not always noted for the generousity in assessing the powers of their colleagues, but it is interesting to hear what Wilhelm Furtwängler said [...]
And his comment "It cannot be performed better than that ! " was made after he had attended a performance of the Beethoven's Fifth conducted by Schuricht.

Mr. Hunt kindly mentioned to me that this remark was reported to him by Mrs. Elisabeth Furtwängler, who resides in Switzerland.

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