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Herbert von Karajan: Beethoven Symphonies 5 & 9

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Genres: Arts, Music
Plot Synopsis:

This important visual document provides a rare insight into the way in which ‘das Wunder Karajan’ fashioned his unique style.

The bright interpretation of Beethoven’s most popular symphony, Symphony no.9, with the Berliner Philharmoniker was recorded live on New Year’s Eve in 1977 in Berlin, where Karajan had, in the meantime, acquired legendary status.

Along with his role on the podium, Maestro Karajan was also responsible for the thrilling visual direction. The recording of Beethoven’s Symphony no.5 from the mid-sixties offers insights into Maestro Karajan’s role not only as a leading conductor but also as a pioneer in new media and filming techniques.

This production set a new standard for the interpretation Beethoven’s Symphony no.5 by the Berliner Philharmoniker and in terms of music filming in general.

Karajan gives early evidence of his innovative approach to film by choosing Henri-Georges Clouzot as his director, a creator of classic “films noirs” such as Quai des Orfèvres and Wages of Fear.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: May 6th, 2022
    Movie Release Year: 1967
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Unitel
  • Technical Specs
    Length:98 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080i AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1
    Audio Formats:Music: LPCM 2.0
    Special Features:The Art of Conducting by Henri-Georges Clouzot