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Ode to joy : Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 / a production of PCK Media ; directed by Karen McLaughlin ; producer & writer, Eric G. Schultz ; co-producer, Susan Wallner.

McLaughlin, Karen, (television director.). Schultz, Eric G., (television producer,, screenwriter.). Wallner, Susan, (television producer.). Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805 (author.). Hong, Ah Young, (performer.). Wool, Leah (performer.). Burden, William, 1964- (performer.). Doss, Mark S., (performer.). Laycock, Mark, (conductor.). Lithgow, John, 1945- (narrator.). Scheide, William H. (William Hurd), 1914-2014 (honouree.). Nazarian, Mariam, (performer.). Sun, Andrew (Pianist), (performer.). Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 Container of (work): Symphonies, no. 9, op. 125, D minor. (Added Author). Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 Container of (work): Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Cantata). Gloria sei dir gesungen. (Added Author). Scheide, William H. (William Hurd), 1914-2014 Container of (work): Prelude, piano, 4 hands, F major. (Added Author). Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897 Container of (work): Akademische Festouvert├╝re. (Added Author). PCK Media, (production company.). Wiener Kammerorchester, (performer.). Westminster Symphonic Choir, (performer.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627896764
  • ISBN: 1627896767
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2016]
  • Distributor: [United States] : Distributed by PBS Distribution

Content descriptions

General Note:
Words of the final movement from Friedrich Schiller's An die Freude.
Special features: Prelude for piano [that is piano, 4 hands] by William Scheide (Mariam Nazarian, Andrew Sun, piano); Academic festival overture, by Johannes Brahms; behind the scenes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- William H. Scheide: the man -- "Gloria sei dir gesungen" : from Cantata BWV 140 / Bach -- Vienna & Beethoven -- Beethoven's Symphony no. 9.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director, Karen Mclaughlin.
Participant or Performer Note:
Ah Young Hong, soprano; Leah Wool, mezzo-soprano; William Burden, tenor; Mark S. Doss, bass-baritone; Vienna Chamber Orchestra; Westminster Symphonic Choir; Mark Laycock, conductor; John Lithgow, narrator.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Concert recorded 2014 January 25 Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University.
Summary, etc.:
Ludwig van Beethoven's transformative Symphony no. 9 has been described as "the world's greatest symphony," recognizable even to the most casual classical music listener. The concert was filmed during the 100th birthday celebration for scholar and philanthropist William H. Scheide.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
Sung in German; English dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Schiller, Friedrich, 1759-1805 > Musical settings.
Cantatas, Sacred > Excerpts.
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra.
Piano music (4 hands)
Genre: Symphonies.
Sacred music.
Preludes (Music)
Concert television programs.

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