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A short biography of legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan.

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Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th symphony

Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic

2 months ago

A production of Telemundial, recorded in January & February 1984 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

The Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1812. At the time Beethoven was 41 years old. The work took Beethoven only four months to complete, and is, unlike many of his works, without dedication. The premiere took place on 27 February 1814, at a concert in the Redoutensaal, Vienna, at which the Seventh Symphony (which had been premiered two months earlier) was also played.

Beethoven was growing increasingly deaf at the time, but nevertheless led the premiere. Reportedly, "the orchestra largely ignored his ungainly gestures and followed the principal violinist instead."

When asked by his pupil Carl Czerny why the Eighth was less popular than the Seventh, Beethoven is said to have replied, "because the Eighth is so much better."

Beethoven fondly referred to it as "my little Symphony in F," distinguishing it from his Sixth Symphony, a longer work also in F. The Eighth Symphony is generally light-hearted, though not lightweight, and in many places cheerfully loud, with many accented notes. Various passages in the symphony are heard by some listeners to be musical jokes.

As with various other Beethoven works such as the Opus 27 piano sonatas, the symphony deviates from Classical tradition in making the last movement the weightiest of the four.

I. Allegro vivace e con brio
II. Allegretto scherzando
III.Tempo di menuetto
IV. Allegro vivace

Symphony No. 9: https://www.bitchute.com/video/y5lsRUFHPFsK/

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A production of Telemundial, recorded in November 1982 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

The Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1811 and 1812, while improving his health in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice.
The work is dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.

At its premiere, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement, Allegretto, was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony.

This symphony consists of four movements:
I. Poco sostenuto – Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto – Assai meno presto
IV. Allegro con brio

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A production of Telemundial, recorded in November 1982 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

The Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony, is a symphony composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and completed in 1808. One of Beethoven's few works containing explicitly programmatic content, the symphony was first performed in the Theater an der Wien on 22 December 1808 in a four-hour concert.

The symphony has five movements, rather than the four typical of symphonies of the Classical era. Beethoven wrote a programmatic title at the beginning of each movement:

I. Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scene by the brook - Andante molto mosso
III. Merry gathering of country folk - Allegro
IV. Thunder, Storm - Allegro
V. Shepherd's song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm - Allegretto

Symphony No. 7: https://www.bitchute.com/video/uF7yEfE9FmSB/

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A production of Telemundial, recorded in September & December 1983 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 67, was written between 1804 and 1808.
It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music and one of the most frequently played symphonies, and it is widely considered one of the cornerstones of western music.

First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward. Like Beethoven's Eroica (heroic) and Pastorale (rural), Symphony No. 5 was given an explicit name besides the numbering, though not by Beethoven himself. It became popular under "Schicksals-Sinfonie" (Fate Symphony), and the famous five bar theme was coined "Schicksals-Motiv".

As is typical of symphonies in the classical period, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is in four movements:

I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante con moto
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Allegro – Presto

Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale": https://www.bitchute.com/video/j0qupBUXPl13/

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A production of Telemundial, recorded in November 1982 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

The Symphony No. 4 in B♭ major, Op. 60, is the fourth-published symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven.
It was composed in 1806 and premiered in March 1807 at a private concert in Vienna at the town house of Prince Lobkowitz. The first public performance was at the Burgtheater in Vienna in April 1808.

The symphony is in four movements. It is predominantly genial in tone, and has tended to be overshadowed by the weightier Beethoven symphonies that preceded and followed it – the Third Symphony (Eroica) and the Fifth. Although later composers including Berlioz, Mendelssohn and Schumann greatly admired the work it has not become as widely known among the music-loving public as the Eroica, the Fifth and other Beethoven symphonies.

This symphony consists of four movements:
I. Adagio – Allegro vivace
II. Adagio
III. Allegro vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Symphony No. 5: https://www.bitchute.com/video/gzP3f3KGhe1Y/

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A production of Telemundial, recorded Jan & Feb 1984 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

The Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55, (also Italian Sinfonia Eroica, Heroic Symphony) is a symphony in four movements by Ludwig van Beethoven. One of the composer's most celebrated works, the Eroica symphony is a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of Beethoven's creative middle period.

Beethoven originally dedicated the third symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte, who he believed embodied the democratic and anti-monarchical ideals of the French Revolution. In the autumn of 1804, Beethoven withdrew his dedication of the third symphony to Napoleon, and re-dedicated it to Prince Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz.

Composed mainly in 1803–1804, the work is grounded in the Classical symphonic tradition while also stretching boundaries of form, length, harmony, and perceived emotional and possibly cultural content.
It has therefore widely been considered an important landmark in the transition between the Classical period and the Romantic era.

This symphony consists of four movements:
I. Allegro con brio
II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
IV. Finale: Allegro molto

Symphony No. 4: https://www.bitchute.com/video/M1bKlVBxC02x/

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A production of Telemundial, recorded Jan & Feb 1984 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36, is a symphony in four movements written by Ludwig van Beethoven between 1801 and 1802. The work is dedicated to Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky.

This symphony consists of four movements:
I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio, 4
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo: Allegro
IV. Allegro molto

Symphony No. 3 "Eroica": https://www.bitchute.com/video/Agw0DXKxj32F/

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A production of Telemundial, recorded Jan & Feb 1984 at the Philarmonie, Berlin.

Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21, was dedicated to Baron Gottfried van Swieten, an early patron of the composer. The piece was published in 1801 by Hoffmeister & Kühnel of Leipzig.
It is not known exactly when Beethoven finished writing this work, but sketches of the finale were found to be from 1795.

This symphony consists of four movements:
I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
II. Andante cantabile con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace
IV. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace

Symphony No.2: https://www.bitchute.com/video/7hibcf3fhZjn/

1 year, 10 months ago

A 2008 ZDF Arts, Biography Documentary - German narration with English subtitles.

A definitive documentary about legendary conductor Herbert Von Karajan to mark 100 years since his birth. The film uncovers Karajan's true personal essence of the unique artist behind the public figure, a portrait of a man who was full of contradictions and remained a mystery until his death.

A masterpiece - a classic - the gold standard by which all film biographies of musicians will be measured in future. It's editorially balanced, showing Karajan's faults as well as his strengths. It is a must, not only for Karajan lovers, but for anyone who loves symphonic music.

Academy Award nominee Robert Dornhelm has mined the archives of Unitel, for more than two decades the great conductor's production home, for previously unreleased material including rehearsal footage, and interviews with members of the Karajan family, plus such music world luminaries and colleagues as Anne-Sophie Mutter, Seiji Ozawa, Christian Thielemann, René Kollo, Christa Ludwig, Brigitte Fassbaender, Gundula Janowitz,Sir Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Joachim Kaiser and Helmut Schmidt.

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