Beethoven (Documentary)Streaming Video - 2014
From the very start, the four-note "fate" motif of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony casts a spell on listeners. Suffering from hearing loss during its composition, Beethoven's despair and creative elation during his journey inward are reflected in this masterpiece. Beethoven expert Wulf Konold illustrates its variations on piano and explains other features of the work, including references to French Revolution ideals and tensions between fate and self determination. Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2007
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (28 min.) :,sd., col