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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, produced by Paul Smaczny & Günter Atteln.
Concert performance recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin in 2000, directed by Bob Coles, produced by Paul Smaczny.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125