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Kultur The Story of the Symphony Volume 2: Beethoven

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As the most securely established of all orchestral music, Beethoven's symphonies were often greeted by his contemporaries with as much amazement as respect. Many said that Beethoven must have been dru... Click To Read More About This Product

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As the most securely established of all orchestral music, Beethoven's symphonies were often greeted by his contemporaries with as much amazement as respect. Many said that Beethoven must have been drunk to compose such absurd and untamed music. This film demonstrates how Beethoven brought an unprecedented power and dynamism to the orchestra, revealing how much he was affected by the idealism of the French Revolution and by the personal reality of his incurable deafness. 90 minutes color video.

In The Story of the Symphony series, Andr Previn conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in some of the most popular and important works of the concert repertoire. In rehearsal, Previn discusses each composer and his music, using pictures, anecdotes, and orchestral excerpts to underscore his comments. Each program concludes with a complete and uninterrupted performance of the symphony. British Academy Award Winner.

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Features Symphony No. 7, and Symphony No. 5.
British Academy Award Winner
Andr Previn conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Discussion of the composer with:
Pictures
Anecdotes
Orchestral excerpts

Complete and uninterrupted performance of the symphonies
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