Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven transformed the sonata, taking it from drawing rooms to concert halls. His third symphony altered the very nature of the genre and launched the heroic style in music. And the fact that he wrote only nine symphonies-far fewer than his predecessors-forcefully demonstrated a fundamental chang... Full description

Corporate Author: Digital Classics (Firm)
Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c1998.
Series: Harmonics (Princeton, N.J.).
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Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Summary: Beethoven transformed the sonata, taking it from drawing rooms to concert halls. His third symphony altered the very nature of the genre and launched the heroic style in music. And the fact that he wrote only nine symphonies-far fewer than his predecessors-forcefully demonstrated a fundamental change in composition. In this program, the life and legacy of a genius come alive through letters, paintings, scholarly commentary, and, of course, the music. Historic performances of Beethoven's works include Karl Bohm conducting Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58; Herbert von Karajan conducting Symphonies No. 3, 5, and 8; and Leonard Bernstein conducting Symphonies No. 3, 5, and 9.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Feb. 14, 2007.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (27 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Format: Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Audience: 12 & up.
Access: Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.

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