• This is a Beethoven Symphonies Cycle of the 21st century! Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 incl. and each DVD includes a one-hour-long documentary for each symphony.
• Includes an hour-long documentary for each symphony where Maestro Thielemann and Joachim Kaiser (the most famous German music critic) discuss and analyze in an entertaining conversational exchange Thielemann’s interpretation, complemented by excerpts from rehearsals as well as by comparisons of Beethoven cycles with Karajan, Bernstein etc. – no aspect of Beethoven’s symphonic œuvre will remain unaffected!
• The Documentaries include legendary footage of performances from Karajan, Bernstein, Böhm, Järvi etc.
• This is the first Beethoven Cycle of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in full HD and 5.0 sound.
Press Quotes: -“From all Beethoven symphonies recordings, Thielemann’s interpretation is unique and outstanding.” Die Presse.