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DVD:
Fall of the Berlin Wall

A musical journey with Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Masur celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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    Mauferfall Cover © EuroArts Music International

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    Masur © EuroArts Music International

On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall came down in a peaceful revolution by the people, starting a wave of democratization throughout the Eastern bloc countries. This exclusive DVD box is being released in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Kurt Masur is not only renowned for being one of the greatest conductors but also for his significant role during the Peaceful Revolution in Germany and the opening of East Germany’s borders with the West in 1989. This DVD box includes two documentaries on Kurt Masur’s role during the Peaceful Revolution and three of his legendary concert performances.

Including the historic Leonard Bernstein concert “Ode To Freedom” in Berlin in celebration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The documentary “The Berlin Kroll Opera House – The Middle Of Germany”, produced by Jörg Moser-Metius (winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival), tells the remarkable story of the famous Kroll Opera House via historical footage and eyewitness reports while drawing important connections to the present day. The film captures the architectural, political and social developments at the centre of Berlin as a place where “German history became manifest”.

Original title Fall of the Berlin Wall – A musical journey with Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Masur
Genre Concert-film, Documentary
Recording location Berlin
Production year 1989, 1992, 1993, 1997, 2007
Duration 516 minutes
Video format 16:9 - NTSC; 4:3 - NTSC
Audio format PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Musical style Orchestral Music, Classical Music
Composer Beethoven, Bernstein, Bizet, Brahms, Dukas, Dvorák, Gershwin, Jobim, Mendelsohn, Mussorgsky, Moniuszko, Nicolai, Tchaikovsky
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig; Members of: Staatskapelle Dresden, Orchestra of the Kirov Theatre Leningrad (now the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre St. Petersburg), London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Orchestre de Paris
Conductor Kurt Masur, Leonard Bernstein
Director Jörg Moser-Metius

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