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 medici.tv.