Recordings at the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein form the centerpiece of nine documentaries, each an hour long, in which Christian Thielemann and the eminent German musicologist Professor Joachim Kaiser explore each of Beethoven's nine symphonies in formidable detail. Here you will find conversations between Thielemann and Kaiser, illustrated using extended excerpts from concert performances of the symphonies by Thielemann and the Wiener Philharmoniker, and unique archival footage highlighting interpretations by the true musical geniuses of the last century, including Herbert Von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Karl Böhm, Paavo Järvi and many others. Nothing is forgotten in this masterpiece of documentary filmmaking!
An Autobiographic Essay by Leonard Bernstein
Discovering Beethoven with Joachim Kaiser and Christian Thielemann