Ode To Freedom (bluray)

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Label: ARTHAUS
Catalog: 108122
Format: BLU RAY

Masur; Gewandhaus Chorus and Orchestra; Hruba-Freiberger; Soffel; Wagner; Howell

Composed by: Beethoven, Ludwig van

This Arthaus Musik Blu-ray combines two unique programs celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 9 November 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. The performance of Beethoven’s Ninth at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig in a reunited Germany was a great success for music director Kurt Masur. The Echo Award winning documentary Classical and Cold War – Musicians in the GDR by Thomas Zintl spans the range from the two German states’ 1949 founding to the Wall’s fall. Using archive material and contemporary witness interviews, the film draws the parallelism between the cultural and political developments.

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