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Introducing Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Host: Wulf Kunold | Documentary written by Martin Feil, Directed by Angelika Stiehler, Produced by Paul Smaczny &amp | Günter Atteln | Performance recorded live at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome in 2001, Directed by Bob Coles, Produced by Paul Smaczny
Berliner Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado

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 Fifth Symphony. Footage of the composer’s birthplace in Bonn, quotations from his contemporaries, as well as plentiful musical examples also help to bring the creation of this extraordinary masterpiece vividly to life.


Symphony No. 5, op. 67, C minor: Allegro con brio; Andante con moto; Allegro (Scherzo); Allegro

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
67 mins
Details running time
28 mins (Documentary), 39 mins (performance)
English, French, German, Spanish
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English, French, German
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