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  • Beethoven Documentary - The Genius of Beethoven 1/3 The Rebel


    Amazing BBC documentary about the musical genius Ludwig Van Beethoven!

    A powerful, moving and accurate documentary based on the life of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Paul Rhys's masterful portrayal of Beethoven is particularly noteworthy, doing well to vividly convey the isolation and despair Beethoven experienced throughout his life, while insightful narration from the popular conductor, composer and presenter Charles Hazlewood does well to add a sophisticated educational dimension to the series.

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  • Encoding the Fibonacci Sequence Into Music


    I made a piano piece from the Fibonacci Sequence by assigning numbers to the E major scale.
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  • The Genius of Beethoven - Sonata No. 14 Mvt. 3


    Beethoven Plays he's Moonlight Sonata Movement 3 , Sonata No 14.

  • How did Beethoven change the face of music?


    It’s impossible to overemphasise Beethoven’s impact on western culture – a god amongst composers, Beethoven single-handedly pulled classical music into the modern age with works that today still sound new. And what’s even more astonishing, was that his achievements were in spite of hug adversity throughout his life, from crippling deafness that plagued him from early adulthood, to unrequited love and the critics and audiences who simply weren’t able to understand much of his work. But the time of his death, Beethoven had defined a new cultural age and inspired revolutionary fervour, and his funeral was attended by more than 10,000 people. His music was to overshadow the whole of 19th-century music.

    In his early twenties, Beethoven travelled to Vienna to study with Josef Haydn and Salieri, and quickly made a name for himself as a concert pianist. But it was while still in his twenties that he began to go deaf, and it was this that Beethoven railed against for the remainder of this life, as well as his desire to see mankind free of oppression. His deafness was, in many ways, symbolic of what he saw as an imprisoned society. And his early Symphony No. 3, the Eroica, is not simply a portrait of the life of a freedom-fighting hero, but the struggles against adversity. These two themes come up again and again in his work – Symphony No. 5, with its famous opening hammer blows of fate, the anguished Symphony No. 7, written during a futile love affair. And of course the awesome Ninth Symphony, with its enormous emotional sweep and epic vision of the future. Beethoven was so profoundly deaf that at the premiere he had to be turned around on the conductor’s podium to acknowledge what was, by all accounts, a riotous reception from the audience.

    But circumstances never overwhelmed Beethoven’s ability to write music of the greatest originality and enduring appeal. His most popular works stem from what’s known as his middle period – the years before 1810, during which he composed works of extraordinary melodic and harmonic richness – the Fourth and Fifth piano concertos, the Violin Concerto, the Waldstein and Appassionata piano sonatas.

    But it was after 1810, when Beethoven had all but removed himself completely from society, that he wrote his most profound statements – the final five piano sonatas, including the colossal Hammerklavier Sonata, the weird and wonderful Late String Quartets which contain the Grosse Fuge, a movement that still baffles audiences today, the Missa Solemnis and, of course, the Symphony No. 9. commissioned, incidentally, by the Royal Philharmonic Society in London.

    At Beethoven’s death in 1827, the challenge to continue his legacy was almost unbearable for the composers that followed soon after – even today, it’s hard to think of a figure who so profoundly and permanently changed the face of music.

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  • Beethoven - 10 facts about Ludwig van Beethoven | Classical Music History


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    01 Ascanio in Alba, K. 111: Ouverture 00:00
    02 Lucio Silla, K. 135: Ouverture
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    III. Molto allegro 10:04
    03 Eine Kleine Nachtmusik in G Major, K. 525
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    II. Romanza. Andante 17:47
    III. Minuetto. Allegretto 24:26
    IV. Rondò. Allegro 26:51
    04 Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 314
    I. Allegro aperto 30:03
    II. Adagio non troppo 38:09
    III. Rondo. Allegretto 45:52
    05 La Finta Giardiniera (“The Pretend Garden-Girl”), K. 196: Ouverture 51:33
    06 Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425 Linz
    II. Andante con moto 57:38
    III. Menuetto 1:05:06
    07 Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 Jupiter
    II. Andante cantabile 1:08:21
    IV. Molto Allegro 1:16:40
    08 Flute Concerto No. 1 in G Major, K. 313
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    09 Bastien und Bastienne, K. 50: Ouverture 1:51:54
    10 Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro 1:53:52
    11 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467
    I. Allegro maestoso 2:02:05
    II. Andante 2:16:35

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    # 8: Ubaldo Rosso, Opole Philarmonic Orchestra conducted by Silvano Frontalini

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Born in Salzburg, he showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death. He wrote more than 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers, and his influence is profound on subsequent Western art music. Ludwig van Beethoven composed his own early works in the shadow of Mozart, and Joseph Haydn wrote: Posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years.

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  • Introducing Beethoven 9th Symphony


    Host: Wulf Konold; Swedish Radio Choir, Eric Ericsson Chamber Choir, Karita Mattila, Violeta Urmana, Thomas Moser, Eike Wilm-Schulte
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    Introducing Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance it also includes an insightful documentary, in which an expert presenter guides the viewer through the structure of the music. Renowned scholar Wulf Konold discusses Beethoven's life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of the Ninth Symphony. A detailed discussion of the composer's aesthetic and political ideals, quotations from his contemporaries, as well as plentiful musical examples, help to bring this glorious masterpiece vividly to life.

    Documentary written by Martin Feil · Directed by Angelika Stiehler, produced by Paul Smaczny & Günter Atteln. Concert performance recorded live at the Philharmonie, Berlin in 2000, directed by Bob Coles, produced by Paul Smaczny.

    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

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  • The Math of Music - TWO MINUTE MUSIC THEORY #32


    Did you know that all musical intervals can be expressed using some basic math? Today we talk about some of that math.

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  • Beethoven’s Ninth: Symphony for the World | Music Documentary


    “Beethoven’s Ninth” is a music documentary on the occasion of the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. To this day, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is one of the most popular pieces of classical music around the world. In this 90-minute film, you will discover new interpretations of the famous Ninth, performed by passionate musicians.

    Watch as Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis works on Beethoven’s Ninth with his ensemble, MusicAeterna. Or observe Chinese composer and Oscar winner Tan Dun as he creates a new composition inspired by the great Beethoven symphony. Experience first-hand the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as they interpret the Ninth, in part using instruments built by the musicians themselves. 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 “Ode to Joy,” the final chorus of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with great enthusiasm. Learn how Paul Whittaker helps make Beethoven, who himself became deaf, accessible for deaf people. And find out how British DJ Gabriel Prokofiev performs a symphonic remix of Beethoven’s Ninth.

    At the end of this musical journey, you will see that in every country on the globe, people dream of a better world in which human beings can live as brothers and sisters. In playing and singing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, this dream becomes true, if only for a moment.

    A breathtaking documentary about the greatest symphony of all times.

    - shot in Shanghai, Osaka, Sao Paolo, Salzburg, Kinshasa, Barcelona, Bonn

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

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  • Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata


    Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata (FULL) - Piano Sonata No. 14


    The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C♯ minor Quasi una fantasia, op. 27, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven

    The sonata has three movements:

    0:00 1 mvt: Adagio sostenuto
    6:00 2 mvt: Allegretto
    8:05 3 mvt: Presto agitato

    Adagio sostenuto

    The first movement, in C♯ minor, is written in an approximate truncated sonata form. The movement opens with an octave in the left hand and a triplet figuration in the right. A melody that Hector Berlioz called a lamentation, mostly by the right hand, is played against an accompanying ostinato triplet rhythm, simultaneously played by the right hand. The movement is played pianissimo or very quietly, and the loudest it gets is mezzo forte or moderately loud.

    The adagio sostenuto has made a powerful impression on many listeners; for instance, Berlioz said of it that it is one of those poems that human language does not know how to qualify. The work was very popular in Beethoven's day, to the point of exasperating the composer himself, who remarked to Carl Czerny, Surely I've written better things.


    The second movement is a relatively conventional scherzo and trio, a moment of relative calm written in D-flat major, the enharmonic equivalent of C♯ major, the more easily-notated parallel major of C♯ minor. Franz Liszt described the second movement as a flower between two chasms.[citation needed] The slight majority of the movement is in piano, but a handful of sforzandos and forte-pianos helps to maintain the movement's cheerful disposition.

    Presto agitato

    The stormy final movement (C♯ minor), in sonata form, is the weightiest of the three, reflecting an experiment of Beethoven's (also carried out in the companion sonata, Opus 27, No. 1 and later on in Opus 101) placement of the most important movement of the sonata last. The writing has many fast arpeggios and strongly accented notes, and an effective performance demands lively and skillful playing.

    It is thought that the C-sharp minor sonata, particularly the third movement, was the inspiration for Frédéric Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu, which manifests the key relationships of the sonata's three movements.

    Of the final movement, Charles Rosen has written it is the most unbridled in its representation of emotion. Even today, two hundred years later, its ferocity is astonishing.

    Beethoven's heavy use of sforzando notes, together with just a few strategically located fortissimo passages, creates the sense of a very powerful sound in spite of the predominance of piano markings throughout. Within this turbulent sonata-allegro, there are two main themes, with a variety of variation techniques utilized.
    Beethoven's pedal mark
    See also: Piano history and musical performance, Mute (music), and Piano pedals#Beethoven and pedals

    At the opening of the work, Beethoven included a written direction that the sustain pedal should be depressed for the entire duration of the first movement. The Italian reads: Si deve suonare tutto questo pezzo delicatissimamente e senza sordino. (One must play this whole piece [meaning movement] very delicately and without dampers.) The modern piano has a much longer sustain time than the instruments of Beethoven's day, leaving for a rather blurry and dissonant tone.

    One option for dealing with this problem is to perform the work on a restored or replicated piano of the kind Beethoven knew. Proponents of historically informed performance using such pianos have found it feasible to perform the work respecting Beethoven's original direction.

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  • Beethoven Explained: Beethovens First


    Join Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero as he begins his weekly segment Beethoven Explained. Tonight, he begins the series with a lecture on Beethoven's First Symphony.

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  • Beethoven Explained: Beethovens Ninth


    Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero finishes his lecture series with the final discussion on Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

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  • How to Sound Like Beethoven


    How to Sound Like Beethoven, with an emphasis on his piano sonatas in celebration of his 250th celebration. 00:48-5:00 deals with the sonata-allegro form and other motivic elements, 5:00-10:43 I pull examples from his piano sonatas, 12:30-14:47 is my sonata movement Happy Birthday in the Style of L.V. Beethoven.

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  • The genius of Beethoven, Capítulo 3 de 3 Faith and Fury


    The Genius of Beethoven la mayor serie de ficción-documental sobre la vida y obra del gran compositor Ludwig van Beethoven producida por la BBC en 2005, BBC - Beethoven , presentada por el director de orquesta Charles Hazlewood, cuenta con el galardonado actor Paul Rhys en el papel del compositor. La vida de Beethoven y su música personifican el triunfo heroico de la voluntad del hombre sobre la adversidad. Vivió en una época turbulenta y su música fue igualmente revolucionaria.
    La serie toma relatos de la época de su trágica vida - su padre abusivo, sus relaciones amorosas fallidas y su sordera - y los entreteje con un análisis de su innovadora música.

  • Esa-Pekka Salonen on Beethoven’s Famous 1808 Concert in Vienna


    “Everything was just a disaster. Most likely, people who survived it, when they walked out of there, they were completely confused and bewildered. There is something really attractive about the total excess of it.” – Esa-Pekka Salonen

    Listen to Esa-Pekka Salonen, our Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor, talk about why he’s reconstructing one of the most famous concerts ever: Beethoven’s legendary 1808 concert in Vienna. The concert was plagued by mishaps and ran for four hours, but those who were there heard the premieres of some of the greatest music of all time: Beethoven’s 5th and 6th Symphonies and the 4th Piano Concerto, performed by Beethoven himself.

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  • Beethoven - The Greatest Composer Who Ever Lived


    Bernstein talks about Beethoven's life and performs bits of Beethoven's exhilarating Piano Concerto No. 1.

  • Great Composers: Ludwig van Beethoven


    A look at one of history's greatest composers.


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    The first in a series of 6 Panel Discussions, in which leading scholars explore topics about Ludwig van Beethoven, as part of Camerata Pacific's Why Beethoven? project.

    Recorded at the Fé Bland Forum in Santa Barbara City College on January 25th, 2019, this panel of Derek Katz, James Donelan & William Weber is moderated by Camerata Pacifica's Artistic Director, Adrian Spence.

    Camerata Pacifica is a chamber music ensemble based in Santa Barbara that performs a monthly series of concerts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Marino, and Zipper Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Founded by Adrian Spence in 1990, the group is composed of the finest performers of chamber music from around the world. The ensemble is distinctive for artistic excellence, an innovative approach to classical music and a repertoire that ranges from baroque to brand new, from familiar masterworks to works that have yet to become favorites.

  • The Difference Between Mozart and Beethoven - Mozart Vs. Beethoven


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  • The Genius of Beethoven


    From the TV Documentary of Ludwig Van Beethoven . Describing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No . 14 Movement 1 also known as the Moonlight Sonata

  • Defending Beethoven


    Bernstein is wrong on the internet. Some perspective and gentle disagreement concerning Leonard Bernstein's commentary on Beethoven's musical style, with musical examples from some of YouTube's most talented musicians. Responses and polite contradictions encouraged. This is my longest upload yet - I worked on it for months, hope you enjoy it!

    Here is the original video that I quote in this video. Bernstein has some interesting things to say about Beethoven, some of which I agree with. Have a look for yourself:

    Don't forget that Beethoven actually was in pretty robust health for most of his life, and his composing doesn't seem to have wrecked anything. Also, housing was pretty impossible in Vienna during that time. Other than that, and the points I address in my video, it's pretty right on. Remember, I like Bernstein - enough to challenge when he makes a mistake.

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    You simply have to watch Spencer's videos - he plays things exactly how they are supposed to sound, without any fluff or ego. The result is piano making at a very high level.

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    Now here is a man of the world, and it shows in his highly imaginative, yet keenly disciplined artistry. A pianist with scope and daring, I'm honored to include him in the video.

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    Psychokaz is part of the reason I'm doing this video. This is for Jonathan and all young firebrands like him on YouTube. I watched Bernstein pish-tush Beethoven's craft, and then the next thing I viewed was Psychokaz blasting through the Opus 111, which in itself disproves everything Lenny said. Thanks, Jonathan, for your spirit and dedication, and for helping start the ball rolling on this video.

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  • How deaf people experience Beethovens Ninth Symphony | Music Documentary


    Using Beethoven's Ninth symphony as an example, Paul Whittaker, a deaf musician from Great Britain, shows us how deaf people can feel music.

    Together with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO), Whittaker is organizing a Feel the Music workshop in Barcelona, which allows deaf children to listen to music as part of the orchestra. In the evening, they enjoy a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Palau de la Música Catalana.

    Whittaker wants to encourage the children to feel the music and become active themselves. They learn that Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) was also deaf at the end of his life and had to rely on his inner ear when he composed the Ninth Symphony.

    Beethoven's first symptoms of hearing loss appeared when he was around 28 years old. It forced him to end his career as a pianist and concentrate solely on composition. As his deafness progressed, Beethoven increasingly renounced to high notes. In his last works, when he was already completely deaf, he started using high tones more frequently again, since he could only rely on his inner ear.

    In the Ninth Symphony, which lasts 70 minutes, three instrumental movements lead up to the finale. In it, thunderclaps from the kettledrums and basses, banging effects, wild tempos and threatening melodies give way to harmonious sounds before, finally, the chorus and soloists present their stirring message.

    Paul Whittaker has worked with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) since 2013. He designed the Feel the Music workshop for deaf children, which has been given in 13 countries already.

    Just like the children, Whittaker has been deaf from birth. Yet against all odds, he studied music and learned to play the piano. As a pianist and organist, Paul Whittaker graduated from Wadham College in Oxford, founded Music and the Deaf, a charity that helps deaf people learn to enjoy music, and worked on shows like Les Miserables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story or My Fair Lady.

    Paul Whittaker has been awarded the OBE (Officer of the British Empire) in the field of music education by Queen Elizabeth II.
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  • Oscar winner Tan Dun on Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony | Music Documentary


    Chinese composer and Oscar winner Tan Dun was 19 years old when he first heard Beethoven’s music. He recalled the moment: “This was really a shock for me. The music was so loud and quite different than our traditional music.”

    Today, Tan Dun is an internationally renowned composer. His work on the score of the film „Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon“ earned him an Oscar in 2000 and made him a star in the industry.

    On the occasion of Beethoven's 250th birthday, Tan Dun is working on “Choral Concerto: Nine“. The piece will be performed in honor of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. It was commissioned by the Beethoven Jubiläumsgesellschaft in Bonn along with the Royal Philharmonic Society in London, which commissioned the 9th Symphony from Beethoven himself, 200 years ago.

    For his interpretation of Beethoven‘s Ninth, Tan Dun is inspired by the streets of Shanghai. For him, the city’s symphony of urban sounds, such as the thuds of a pneumatic hammer, is reminiscent of Beethoven’s music.

    What do you think about Tan Dun’s passion for Beethoven and his talent of building modern musical bridges to classic components?

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    From ca 1780 onward, the totally outmoded fugue gained sudden interest again. Mozart started to study and write polyphony, Beethoven and others would soon follow. C.P.E.Bach was asked in vain by his editor Breitkopf to deliver some fugues again, and great man like Forkel lifted the master of polyphony, J.S.Bach, out of the past and brought awareness of this genius to a large audience. New research and editions followed. Beethoven was famous for his Bach playing, and luckily, we do have information about how he played that music. But, as with all information from that long ago, it comes with some new questions as well. Never mind the questions, it is great to reflect on them. And as I'll be able to give you sound examples based on the evidence, it is more than interesting to take your time I believe and do reflect on this. I think it is important.
    In the following of some sound samples, I'll give you some aspects of how I deal with historical facts. This subject : the balance between musicology and performance will need some follow-ups, for sure.

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    Fasten your seat belts. Beethoven, Czerny, Moscheles, Chopin,... the 17th/18th c. French composers and academics, left us thousands exact indications of the exact tempi they had in mind for their music. It is almost like we have a CD recording of Beethoven... And yet, today, almost nobody takes that information serious. Often these numbers are so insanely fast, that it makes sense at first to just ignore that information once and for all. At best some musicologist insist on just practicing a bit harder...easy to say, but the world would have been flooded by recordings in the original tempi if they were technically possible to realize. Thing is that many of those metronome markings simply are out of reach, even to the greatest virtuosos of today. Doesn't make sense if you think that Czerny wrote his opus 299 for students. And yet we know that those metronome numbers were meant to be played exactly, they are not just an 'ideal reach'. And no... their metronomes were not broken...So what's the point we are missing here?
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  • Beethoven Explained: Beethovens Fifth


    Join Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero for an epic conversation on one of the most-known pieces of music in history, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.

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  • Classic FMs Fast and Friendly Guide to Beethoven


    Classic FM's John Brunning takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the life of one of the finest ever composers - Ludwig Van Beethoven. Get everything you need to know about his life, his best musical works and his legacy in this quick-fire, light-hearted video.

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  • Beethoven: Why people all over the world love Beethovens 9th Symphony | Music Documentary


    Want to make a quick trip around the world on the trail of Beethoven’s 9th? Here you go! Six musicians from different countries - among them conductor Teodor Currentzis and composer Tan Dun - tell you about their ideas and feelings when interpreting Beethoven’s famous symphony. Despite the variety of voices, there is one unifying keynote: Beethoven’s Ninth is a symbol of freedom, joy and humanity. It stands for the vision of a better world.

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  • Beethoven 5th Symphony: Analysis by Gerard Schwarz


  • How to Compose Like Beethoven - Michael Barbera


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  • 5 Secret Facts About... Ludwig van Beethoven


    In today's installment of our series, we're having a look at composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). His favourite food? His secret feud with his BFF? We've got it covered.

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    Music: Ludwig van BEETHOVEN, Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major Spring, abridged (sorry, Herr Beethoven!! Your works are so awesome that they don't naturally serve as background music...)
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  • Why Beethoven is a genius - Alain Altinoglu


    On November 25th, La Monnaie’s orchestra will perform the first and the third of Beethoven’s symphonies In BOZAR, Brussels. La Monnaie's Music director Alain Altinoglu explains why Ludwig van Beethoven remains an absolute genius and why he felt it was time for La Monnaie to showcase an entire cycle of Beethoven’s work.

  • Was Beethoven REALLY deaf ?


    Was Beethoven really deaf?

    Ludwig Beethoven was still pumping out the masterpieces - even when he was completely deaf. Here's how he did it, why happened and how it affected him.
    For the last three years my hearing has grown steadily weaker... - so wrote Beethoven, aged 30, in a letter to a friend.
    The young Beethoven was known as the most important musician since Mozart.
    By the time he turned 30 he had composed a couple of piano concertos, six string quartets, and his first symphony. Everything was looking pretty good for the guy, with the prospect of a long, successful career ahead.
    Then, he started to notice a buzzing sound in his ears - and everything was about to change.

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  • How Beethovens 9th became a symbol of freedom | Music Documentary


    When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the Ode to Joy from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was a song of freedom. But 50 years earlier, the same piece had been misused by the Nazis. How did the Ode to Joy develop from a Fascist anthem into a song of freedom?

    Let’s go back in history. Beethoven as a symbol of fascism: Wilhelm Furtwängler conducted the Berlin Philharmonic under the swastika in 1942, and celebrated Hitler's birthday with the German composer's famous work.

    Beethoven as a symbol of unity: In divided Germany, the Ninth served as a substitute national anthem for a time. At three consecutive Olympic Games, starting in 1956, the United Team of Germany was made up of athletes from the East and the West.

    Beethoven as a melody of the oppressed: During the military dictatorship in Chile, women demonstrating in 1986 for the release of political prisoners and against the ruler Pinochet sang the Ode to Joy.

    Beethoven as an expression of hope and unity: In June 1989, Chinese students protested at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to the sound of the Ninth Symphony. When the Berlin Wall fell that same year, the symphony became the soundtrack of German reunification.

    Beethoven as ambassador of cooperation: Since 1985, the Ode to Joy from the fourth movement of the Ninth Symphony has been the official anthem of the European Union. Beethoven's symphony stands for the common values of the member states: freedom, peace, solidarity.

    Find out what these artists and politicians think about the Ninth: conductor Teodor Currentzis, musician Moby, pianist and composer Hauschka, former German President Horst Köhler, former President of the German Bundestag Wolfgang Thierse, composer and conductor Tan Dun and deaf pianist and organist Paul Whittaker.

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  • Liszt/Beethoven Symphony No. 7, explained by Frederic Chiu


    Pianist Frederic Chiu talks about the importance of Liszt’s Beethoven transcriptions by analysing his Seventh Symphony. A must-see lecture for all pianists and music lovers, offered by the Liszt Competition.

  • The Genius of Beethoven


    BBC Documentary The Genious of Beethoven. In this scene, Beethoven has a musical break up with his fiancée. I don't know who's the interpreter, but I found a very powerful interpretation that resembles the one presented in the documentary:

  • Beethovens Killer Opening No.1 - The Composers Guide To Tonality


    In this video we analyze Beethoven's Opening in his Symphony No.1 in C

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  • J.S. Bach - Crab Canon on a Möbius Strip


    The enigmatic Canon 1 à 2 from J. S. Bachs Musical Offering (1747), The manuscript depicts a single musical sequence that is to be played front to back and back to front.
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  • Beethoven - pianist, prophet and dreamer. Part 1


    Reiko Fujisawa and Crawford Logan explore Beethoven’s extraordinary contribution to musical development and his unmatched legacy, both as composer and virtuoso pianist.

    This series introduce audiences to the many sides of a man who still embodies our idea of an artist: who they are, what they do and how they speak to us. First and foremost, Beethoven communicated through the piano. He worked, he taught and he thought at the piano. Deafness darkened and narrowed his world while he was still in his early 30s but in his music we still hear him laughing and loving. Diaries, letters and reminiscences bring to life Beethoven quarrelling with publishers, promoting his cause with patrons and piano-makers and joking with friends and pupils.

    One of those pupils was Carl Czerny, familiar to every student of the piano through his studies and exercises. Czerny himself taught Liszt, the Romantic pianist/composer who changed piano-playing for ever and created the culture of the modern virtuoso. Liszt’s son-in-law was Richard Wagner, who saw himself as Beethoven’s true heir. All these composers and others are featured in the series, allowing audiences to hear Beethoven as his successors heard him.

  • HKU MUSE - The Significance of Beethoven 透視貝多芬


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    HKU MUSE is thrilled to present Beethoven Vision—2020, a series that celebrates the composer’s 250th birthday. In preparation of this year-long exploration, here is a short clip by Prof. Daniel Chua (HKU Music Department) on the “Significance of Beethoven”
    2020年,全球古典音樂界都在慶祝貝多芬誕辰250 週年!香港大學繆思樂季精心籌劃了一系列節目,展示這位巨匠嘅內心世界同創作靈感,讓觀眾以多角度「透視貝多芬」!一齊睇睇香港大學音樂系主任蔡寬量為大家帶來的「樂聖」小百科!

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  • Beethovens 5th Symphony - how did it originally sound? | with Sarah Willis


    Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 played on period instruments: a very special orchestra performs Beethoven's music on instruments that Ludwig van Beethoven would have composed for in his day. Join us for a very special concert that took place at the Beethovenfest 2016. The famous horn player Sarah Willis takes a look at one of the most iconic pieces of music in the world, Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th Symphony, performed by the orchestra `Les Siècles` and conducted by François-Xavier Roth.

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  • Beethoven Bites Primary | Bite 4: Beethoven loved scales


    Beethoven Bites, hosted by Richard Vaudrey, is a series of six, bite-size digital learning resources supporting teachers at Primary and Secondary levels to deliver high-quality, curriculum-linked lessons – perfect for online learning or in the classroom.

    Get to know genius Ludwig van Beethoven by exploring his seventh symphony in delicious, bite-size pieces suitable for delivery by specialist and generalist primary teachers, either online or in the classroom

    In this Bite, perfect for Primary School students, we explore how Beethoven uses scales in his music!

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    Entre la 40ème syphonie de Mozart et la 5ème symphonie de Beethoven qui remporte le match ?
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