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The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Béjart

Béjart Ballet Lausanne, The Tokyo Ballet, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Ritsuyukai Choir, Gil Roman
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Zubin Mehta

Maurice Béjart’s compelling staging of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has been enchanting audiences worldwide since its inception and its idea of universal brotherhood remains highly topical. “Alle Menschen werden Brüder” (All men will be brothers) is the powerful message communicated by the unforgettable music and choreography.The 250 dancers and musicians send this message out into the world. “It is a ‘manifestation’, in the deepest sense of the word.” Maurice Béjart The Béjart Ballet Lausanne constantly tours the world, surprises, moves and attracts the most diverse audiences since 1987 and for twenty-five years, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne has brought Maurice Béjart’s choreography to the attention of a worldwide audience. Thirty-nine dancers from 15 countries, strongly dedicated to the Maestro’s style, and who, due to hundreds of performances, are experiencing the appreciation from an ever changing audience, receiving applause each year, from country to country, from one theatre to another. La Fenice, the Royal Albert Hall, Bolchoï or Colôn… with a repertoire of about twenty choreographies every season. Piazza San Marco in Venice, Boboli Gardens in Florence, Baths of Caracalla in Rome, and the Herod Aticus Amphitheatre. Recorded live on 9th November 2014 NHK Hall in Tokyo.

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Selected tracks available on Apple Music:

"On Schillers Ode to Joy, 2nd Movement Scherzo: Molto vivace – Presto" 
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Ninth Symphony

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NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
88 mins
English, German, Korean, Japanese
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English, French, German
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