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The Ninth Symphony by Maurice Bejart

Béjart Ballet Lausanne &amp | The Tokyo Ballet Ritsuyukai Choir | Kristin Lewis soprano | Mihoko Fujimura mezzo-soprano | Kei Fukui tenor | Alexander Vinogradov bass | Gil Roman narrator | Jean-Bruno Meier percussion | Thierry Hochstätter percussion
Maurice Béjart, choreography & staging, Gil Roman, artistic director, Fukiami Kuriyama, chorus master
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. From the stage of the NHK Hall in Tokyo 250 dancers and musicians send this message out into the world. “It is a ‘manifestation’, in the deepest sense of the word.” Maurice Béjart. This performance of Maurice Béjart’s “Ninth Symphony” has been performed at the NHK Hall, Tokyo on the 8th & 9th of November, 2014. It is the very first recording for TV and DVD!


Ludwig van Beethoven: The 9th Symphony. On Schiller' Ode to Joy. Texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Friedrich von Schiller


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Music genre
Ballet / Dance
88 mins
Mari Inamasu
EuroArts Music in co-production with NHK & WDR/arte
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