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ODE TO FREEDOM - BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 9, "Choral" (Bernstein, 1989) (NTSC)


ODE TO FREEDOM
Beethoven: Symphony No.9

June Anderson, soprano · Sarah Walker, mezzo-soprano · Klaus König, tenor · Jan-Hendrik Rootering, bass
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Rundfunkchor Berlin
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks & Members of the Sachsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestra of the Kirov Theatre, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris
Leonard Bernstein,
conductor

Recorded at the Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 25 December 1989

Picture Format: NTSC · 4:3 fullscreen
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1 · DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 85 mins incl. short documentary

Cat. No: 2072038
  • The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 1989 unleashed a wave of democratisation in Central and Eastern Europe that radically transformed the world order. In a typically grandiose yet eloquent gesture, Leonard Bernstein spontaneously accepted an invitation to conduct a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to celebrate this freedom

  • In a typically grandiose yet eloquent gesture, Bernstein spontaneously accepted an invitation to conduct a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony to celebrate this freedom

  • It was only fitting that East Germany’s new-found freedom should be celebrated with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The monumental works, perhaps the world’s most famous Symphony, was inspired by Schiller's poem “Ode to Joy”, a passionate paean to freedom

  • Adding to the symbolism of the event, Bernstein conducted an orchestra and chorus formed of musicians from both East and West Germany (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden), as well as the United States (New York Philharmonic), Great Britain (London Symphony), France (Orchestre de Paris) and the Soviet Union (Orchestra of the Kirov Theater)

  • Equally international were the illustrious and acclaimed vocalists June Anderson, Sarah Walker, Klaus Konig and Jan Hendrik Rootering







Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van

Lyricist(s):
Schiller, Friedrich von

Conductor(s):
Bernstein, Leonard

Orchestra(s):
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Dresden Staatskapelle; Kirov Opera Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Orchestre de Paris

Choir(s):
Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus; Berlin Radio Chorus; Dresden Philharmonic Children's Choir

Artist(s):
Anderson, June; Konig, Klaus; Rootering, Jan-Hendrick; Walker, Sarah

Label: EuroArts

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 2072038

Barcode: 880242720382

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