Hello all. I haven't been contributing to the Forum, glad you're all still here, Parla et al. I need some help to unlock a mystery. In short, I don't get the Furtwangler thing. I've been listening for many years, also to the hype which usually accompanies this conductor, and I have some of his recordings, those you can't avoid, Beethoven 9, Gran Partita etc. But I don't get it. I get Klemperer's unequalled sense of rhythm and musical architecture, Beecham's elegance, Karajan's whatever, just to name 3 of the Giants. Could somebody explain Furtwangler to me? What do I need to listen out for?