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Discovering Masterpieces Of Classical Music - Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 5

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Year: 2000

Runtime: 00:27:22

A completely new way of experiencing and enjoying the great works of music from the Baroque to the modern period – thanks to a new series of audio-visual concert guides, Masterpieces of Classical Music. Each release includes extensive documentation and a complete performance of the work or works in question.

Famous masterpieces from the standard repertoire of the greatest international orchestras are brought closer to the viewer through first class concert broadcasts (Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker, Gewandhaus Orchester…) in a timely visual style.

Claudio Abbado conducts the Berlin Philharmonic live at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, 2001.

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