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Velvet Revolution Concert - Beethoven: Symphony No 9 / Neumann

Beethoven / Benackova / Gjevang / Cpo / Neumann
Release Date: 01/30/2007 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4403  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Günther NeumannGabriela BenackováAnne GjevangArtur Korn
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic OrchestraPrague Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Václav Neumann leads the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Choir, with soloists Gabriela Be?a?ková, Anne Gjevang, Günther Neumann, and Arthur Korn. This historic concert of December 14, 1989, given in support of the “Velvet Revolution” in Czechoslovakia, was attended by many prominent personalities, including Václav Havel, just weeks before he became the President of Czechoslovakia (later, the Czech Republic).

Color, stereo, 75 min.. Playable in all regions.
Václav Neumann leads the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Prague Philharmonic Choir, with soloists Gabriela Be?a?ková, Anne Gjevang, Günther Neumann, and Arthur Korn. This historic concert of December 14, 1989, given in support of the “Velvet Revolution” in Czechoslovakia, was attended by many prominent personalities, including Václav Havel, just weeks before he became the President of Czechoslovakia (later, the Czech Republic).

Color, stereo, 75 min.. Playable in all regions.
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Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Günther Neumann (Tenor), Gabriela Benacková (Soprano), Anne Gjevang (Alto),
Artur Korn (Bass)
Conductor:  Václav Neumann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czech Philharmonic Orchestra,  Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1989 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 a country of Václavs August 10, 2013 By David Landau (San Francisco, CA) See All My Reviews "This is a marvelous occasion captured nicely on video--the Ninth presented to Czechoslovakia by the Civic Forum, the political organization that shepherded the country from the Velvet Revolution of one month earlier to a state of political independence from the Soviets. The Czech Philharmonic is there in all its splendor, with four soloists in grand form and with the conductor, Vaclav Neumann, having transmitted his musical intentions. Neumann is a conductor who, unspectacularly, gets everything right. The more you hear him, the more you like him. My only caveat about the video is that Neumann himself doesn't film very well. When the camera is on him, one does better to listen rather than look. Listening to this video will put you among the stars. My favorite video moment is at the bitter end, after the music is done and all the credits have rolled by: the head of the Civic Forum, Vaclav Havel--soon to become president of the republic--comes on stage with a bouquet for the singers, and the hall goes wild. It only lasts a few seconds, and then it's night. The perfect culmination--but you have to hang in there to see it." Report Abuse
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