Beethoven Symphonies 1, 6 and 8
Director: Bob Coles
Picture Format: 16:9
Sound Format: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Running Time: 75 mins + 39 mins 2nd video track
Region Code: PAL All
Booklet Languages: English, German, French
Cat no.: DV-BPAB168
Abbado and the Berlin Philharmonic had been working together for 12 years before
being asked to perform all of Beethoven's symphonies at the Academia Nazionale
di Santa Cecilia in Rome during February 2001.
Part 2 of Abbado's Beethoven cycle on DVD features symphonies 1, 6 and 8.
Abbado has spent decades refining his interpretations of Beethoven. With faster
tempi than in earlier performances and convincing tempo links between the individual
movements, exciting dramatic developments and sensitive lyrical cantilenas,
it is clear that Abbado's cycle will become a milestone of contemporary interpretation.