Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 DVD

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Ode To Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9Complete Televised Performance with Choir and Soloists Celebrates Legacy of American Philanthropist and Musician William H. Scheide Ludwig van Beethoven's transformative Symphony No. 9 has been described as ""the world's greatest symphony,"" its ""Ode to Joy"" recognizable even to the most casual classical music listener. This special Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ... More
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Ode To Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9Complete Televised Performance with Choir and Soloists Celebrates Legacy of American Philanthropist and Musician William H. Scheide

Ludwig van Beethoven's transformative Symphony No. 9 has been described as ""the world's greatest symphony,"" its ""Ode to Joy"" recognizable even to the most casual classical music listener. This special Ode to Joy: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 showcases this triumphant musical masterpiece in a rare full-length television recording by the Vienna Chamber Orchestra with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, under the direction of conductor Mark Laycock. The orchestra and choir are joined by soprano Ah Young Hong, mezzo-soprano Leah Wool, tenor William Burden and bass-baritone Mark S. Doss. The concert was recorded at historic Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. An introduction to the performance, narrated by actor John Lithgow, gives a unique perspective on music history with the stories of the two great men central to the concert - American scholar, philanthropist, and human rights advocate William H. Scheide, and Austrian composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The performance was filmed during Princeton alumni Scheide's 100th birthday celebration and in location in Vienna, Austria.

Producer: Eric Schultz, Susan Wallner
Production Company: PCK Media
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2015
Director: Karen McLaughlin
Narrator: John Lithgow
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Dave
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Beautiful !!!
Review by Dave on 07/17/20 review stating Beautiful !!!
One of the verry best I have ever heard!!! I wish it was on Blu-ray with DTS sound. Lets go PBS. Step up to the plate and hit a grand slam for the verry best symphony of all time. The volume on my t v is low. You must hear this on a good 5 channel system as I did. It is as close to live as a recording can get!!! It will transport you to the hall and you will really feel the Joy!!! Enjoy Life !!!
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Barnbaby
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Absolute Greatness
Review by Barnbaby on 07/17/20 review stating Absolute Greatness
Touch the edge of the universe through the genius of Ludwig Van Beethovens Symphony No. 9. Journey there with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. The orchestra and choir are joined by soprano Ah Young Hong, mezzo-soprano Leah Wool, tenor William Burden and ba-baritone Mark S. Do, under the direction of conductor Mark Laycock. Eight, high-definition cameras and surround-sound audio capture the depth and magnitude of Beethovens Ninth as performed in historic Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University. An introduction to the performance, narrated by actor John Lithgow, gives a unique perspective on music history with the stories of the two great men central to the concert EUR American scholar, philanthropist and human rights advocate William H. Scheide, and Austrian composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The performance was filmed during Princeton alumni Scheides 100th birthday celebration and on location in Vienna, Austria. You will not be the same afterwards.
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Sir W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Too short a journey
Review by Sir W. on 07/17/20 review stating Too short a journey
When you are transported to another realm through this music!


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