The Beethoven Symphonies as seen by Christian Thielemann

With the Wiener Philharmoniker. Interviews led by Joachim Kaiser

The Beethoven Symphonies as seen by Christian Thielemann

The Beethoven cycle of the 21st century!

Christian Thielemann has joined forces with the prestigious Wiener Philharmoniker in a unique and monumental project BEETHOVEN 9, their first-ever recording of all 9 Symphonies in full high definition and Surround Sound. This recording from the Golden Hall of Vienna´s Musikverein was accompanied by nine(!) hour-long documentaries, one on each symphony, featuring Christian Thielemann and Germany´s most eminent music critic, Prof. Joachim Kaiser. From insights into Beethoven´s musical thinking to interpretational comparisons, including excerpts from legendary performances by Karajan, Bernstein, Böhm, Järvi etc., to historical perspectives – no aspect of Beethoven´s symphonic work will remain untreated! Those documentaries are all available on

Central picture : Matthias Creutziger © Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresen