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Introducing Haydn - Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"

Host: Robert Levin
Berliner Philharmoniker
Mariss Jansons

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. Well-known musicologist and pianist Robert Levin discusses Haydn’s life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of the ‘Surprise’ Symphony. His analysis of each movement in turn, drawing out the wit and warm humour of the work through plentiful musical examples, helps to bring this beloved masterpiece vividly to life. Documentary written by Martin Feil · Directed by Angelika Stiehler, produced by Paul Smaczny & Günter Atteln. Concert performance recorded live at the Hagia Eirene, Istanbul, 5 May 2001, directed by Bob Coles · Produced by Paul Smaczny.


Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G Major, „Surprise“: Adagio - Vivace assai; Andante; Menuet. Allegro molto; Finale. Allegro di molto

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
51 mins
Details running time
27 mins (Documentary), 24 mins (Performance)
English, French, German, Spanish
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English, French, German
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