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Bernstein In Vienna - Beethoven: Symphony No 9

Beethoven / Bernstein
Release Date: 01/31/2006 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 1343  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martti TalvelaShirley VerrettPlacido DomingoDame Gwyneth Jones
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Directed by Humphrey Burton
Picture format: 4:3 full screen
Sound: Dolby 2.0
Running Time: 78 minutes
Region Code: 1

"To play Beethoven’s music is to give oneself over completely to the child-spirit which lived in that grim, awkward, violent man. Without that utter submission it is impossible to play the Adagio of the Ninth. Or, Heaven knows, the first movement. And the Finale? Most of all! It is simply unplayable unless we go all the way with him, as he cries out 'Brüder!'" -- Leonard Bernstein
Directed by Humphrey Burton
Picture format: 4:3 full screen
Sound: Dolby 2.0
Running Time: 78 minutes
Region Code: 1

"To play Beethoven’s music is to give oneself over completely to the child-spirit which lived in that grim, awkward, violent man. Without that utter submission it is impossible to play the Adagio of the Ninth. Or, Heaven knows, the first movement. And the Finale? Most of all! It is simply unplayable unless we go all the way with him, as he cries out 'Brüder!'" -- Leonard Bernstein
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Martti Talvela (Bass), Shirley Verrett (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Dame Gwyneth Jones (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1970 

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