The Essential Beethoven

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The Essential Beethoven

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9th Nov 2009




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The Essential Beethoven


Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, technically brilliant and incredibly enthusiastic orchestra brings out all levels of Beethoven's 9th symphony and we listen to Beethoven at his very best: exuberant, emotional, lucid, tender, clear, triumphant… simply magnificent! The standing ovations are well deserved!

Angela Denoke,Waltraud Meier, Burkhard Fritz & René Pape

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4

This DVD is a unique document of a Beethoven concert the Juilliard String Quartet gave at Polling in Bavaria in 1975.The viewer can enjoy, in an idyllic setting, chamber music in its purest form, where communication within the ensemble takes centre stage and there is no place for star allure.

Juilliard String Quartet

String Quartet No. 7 in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 'Rasumovsky No. 1'

Juilliard String Quartet

String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131

Juilliard String Quartet

Fidelio, Op. 72

A spectacular production greeted by thunderous applause and loud cries of "bravo", directed by Pierluigi Pier'Alli and featuring an all-star cast:Waltraud Meier and Peter Seiffert, two of today's most distinguished German singers.

Carsten Stabell, Waltraud Meier & Peter Seiffert

Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Lorin Maazel

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Recorded live at the prestigious Klavier-Festival Ruhr in May 2007, this DVD recording reflects both a very individual and special reading of Beethoven's music and the artist's life-long dedication to the composer. Barenboim conducts and plays at the same time.This DVD brings together two musical masterminds.

Daniel Barenboim (piano & conductor)

Staatskapelle Berlin

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Daniel Barenboim (piano & conductor)

Staatskapelle Berlin

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Discover in this Christmas box 4 pieces by the best Romantic composer ever, interpreted and conducted by the greatest artists of today: Lorin Maazel, Daniel Baremboim, René Pape,Waltraud Meier…

NTSC · 16:9 (DVD2: NTSC · 4:3)

PCM Stereo · DD 5.1 · DTS 5.1

Region Code: 0

Booklet Notes: GB, D, F

Subtitles: GB, D, F, E

Running Time: 437 mins

FSK: all audiences

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