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DVD + Blu-Ray:
Beethoven and His Contemporaries Vol. 1 / AKAMUS

Works of Beethoven, C.P.E. Bach, Mozart + Wranitzky performed by Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin with Bernhard Forck at the 2020 SWR Schwetzingen Festival.

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The award-winning Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin has become one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras on period instruments. These concerts reveal some of the foundations of Beethoven’s genius, and capture vital performances from the 2020 SWR Schwetzingen Festival, the biggest radio festival for classical music in the world. These first two concerts of four see Beethoven’s revolutionary development through his first three symphonies set against C.P.E. Bach’s novel orchestration, Mozart’s pre-echo of a theme from the ‘Eroica’ Symphony, and Paul Wranitzky’s richly narrative Grande Sinfonie caractéristique, a work banned by the Viennese authorities of the day.

The third and fourth concerts are available on DVD 2.110705 and Blu-ray NBD0136V.

Concert I – 24 October 2020

CARL PHILIPP EMANUEL BACH
Symphony in F major, Wq. 175, H. 650 (1755)
Symphony in G major, Wq. 183/4, H. 666 (1775–76)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 (1800)
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 (1801–02)

Concert II – 25 October 2020

PAUL WRANITZKY
Grande sinfonie caractéristique pour la paix avec la République française in C minor, Op. 31 (1797)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Bastien and Bastienne, K. 50 (K. 46b) – Intrada (1768)

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 ‘Eroica’ (1803)

AKADEMIE FÜR ALTE MUSIK BERLIN
Concertmaster BERNHARD FORCK

TV Director ALEXANDER RADULESCU

[2.110704 / NBD0135V]
Total playing time: 165 min
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · AC3 2.0 and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9
BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50

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