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DVD:
Beethoven’s Ninth – Symphony for the World

Author: C Major Entertainment

A breathtaking Documentary about the greatest Symphony of all times. A moving film – not just for the fans of classical music!

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To this day, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is one of the most popular pieces of classical music in the world. But what is it about this global hit? The film charts the success of the symphony around the globe and encounters passionate amateur musicians and musical personalities. Watch as Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis works on Beethoven’s Ninth with his ensemble, MusicAeterna. Follow Chinese composer and Oscar winner Tan Dun as he creates a new composition inspired by the great Beethoven symphony. Experience the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as they play the Ninth. Visit a favela in Brazil, where Beethovens’s music helps people get off the streets. Be amazed as a choir of 10,000 in Japan sings the final chorus of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with great enthusiasm. Learn how Paul Whittaker helps make Beethoven accessible for deaf people. And find out how British DJ Gabriel Prokofiev performs a symphonic remix of Beethoven’s Ninth.

Featuring Teodor Currentzis, Tan Dun, Gabriel Prokofiev, Yutaka Sado, Armand Diangienda, Paul Whittaker, Isaac Karabtchevsky;

Beethoven’s Ninth wins the “Deutscher Kamerapreis” 2020 in the category Montage (Documentary) as well as the Award for Best Documentary at the 2020 International Christian Film and Music Festival.

Original title BEETHOVEN’S NINTH – Symphony for the World
Genre Documentary
Recording location Shootings in eight countries on four continents
Duration 92 mins
Production Company sounding images for Deutsche Welle in collaboration with ZDF/ARTE
Director Christian Berger
Soloist Teodor Currentzis, Tan Dun, Gabriel Prokofiev, Yutaka Sado, Armand Diangienda, Paul Whittaker, Isaac Karabtchevsky

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