Introducing Beethoven Ninth Symphony DVD

Cat No:
01 - 03 - 2011

Introducing Beethoven Ninth Symphony DVD

Wulf Konold (host), Karita Mattila (soprano), Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano), Thomas Moser (tenor), Eike Wilm Schulte (baritone), Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (conductor)

Introducing Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance it also includes an insightful documentary, in which an expert presenter guides the viewer through the structure of the music. Renowned scholar Wulf Konold discusses Beethoven's life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of the Ninth Symphony. A detailed discussion of the composer's aesthetic and political ideals, quotations from his contemporaries, as well as plentiful musical examples, help to bring this glorious masterpiece vividly to life. Documentary written by Martin Feil, directed by Angelika Stiehler, and produced by Paul Smaczny and Gunter Atteln. Concert performance recorded live at the Philharmonie Berlin in 2000, directed by Bob Coles, produced by Paul Smaczny.

Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor Op 125 'Choral' (Introduction and Performance)

Running Time: 1 hr 35 min
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)

'This video can be recommended for the performance alone, but the documentary is informative and entertaining' (Fanfare)