||Harmonics: The Innovators of Classical Music
Harmonics (Princeton, N.J.) ^A1040734
||Story of Beethoven from Birth to Age 14 (4:20) -- Sonata Acquires New Social Status in Vienna (5:26) -- Beethoven: Symphonies in the Heroic Style (5:36) -- Beethoven Falls Out of Favor (3:21) -- Beethoven's Late Style (2:51) -- Beethoven's Legacy (3:09)
||Beethoven transformed the sonata, taking it from drawing rooms to concert halls. His third symphony altered the very nature of the genre and launched the heroic style in music. And the fact that he wrote only nine symphonies-far fewer than his predecessors-forcefully demonstrated a fundamental change in composition. In this program, the life and legacy of a genius come alive through letters, paintings, scholarly commentary, and, of course, the music. Historic performances of Beethoven's works include Karl Bohm conducting Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58; Herbert von Karajan conducting Symphonies No. 3, 5, and 8; and Leonard Bernstein conducting Symphonies No. 3, 5, and 9.
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|Interest grade level
||12 & up.
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|Issued in other form||Original produced: Digital Classics (Firm), 1998 9780736562843|
|Publisher number||29996s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||30000 Films Media Group|