The Resource Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven, Symphony no. 8, EuroArts Music International ; Bob Coles, director

Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven, Symphony no. 8, EuroArts Music International ; Bob Coles, director

Label
Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven, Symphony no. 8
Title
Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven, Symphony no. 8
Statement of responsibility
EuroArts Music International ; Bob Coles, director
Title variation
Beethoven, Symphony no. 8
Contributor
Conductor
Film director
Instrumentalist
Production company
Subject
Summary
The welcoming smile of the Eighth Symphony Symphony No. 8 in F Major Op. 93 is as different musically from the Seventh Symphony as it is close in time since it was finished only five months later. It was written during the composer's stay in a spa town where he fell in love with Amélie Sebald, a singer from Berlin. It was premiered before a Viennese audience on February 27, 1814. Like the Fourth Symphony, it appears to be caught between the Dionysian scale of the Seventh Symphony and the titanic universality of the Ninth Symphony. The carefree nature of the "little symphony," as the composer called it himself, should not make one forget its welcome smile. "With Beethoven, you never stop learning.".. ... states Claudio Abbado who has constantly reworked the symphonies of the master from Bonn (1770-1827). Although he was the director of the Scala in Milan for fifteen years, which earned him a reputation as an outstanding opera conductor, he has also been familiar with the German and Viennese repertoires since he studied with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna. In the Austrian capital, another essential experience for him was singing in choruses, which meant rehearsals with the great conductors of the time, Bruno Walter, George Szell and Herbert von Karajan. He made his debut as a conductor at the Scala of Milan at the age of twenty-seven, on the occasion of the tri-centennial of Alessandro Scarlatti. He then won First Prize at the Mitropoulos Competition in New York, was invited by Karajan to conduct in Salzburg; he then made his conducting debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna and Mahler's Symphony No. 2. With the same orchestra he recorded from 1985 to 1988 his first complete Beethoven symphonies. But his relations with the Viennese formation experienced ups and downs, contrary to those he developed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1966. Thirty years later, in 1989, he succeeded Karajan at the head of the prestigious formation, a position he held until 2002. With the musicians from Berlin he made a second recording of the complete Beethoven symphonies (Deutsche Grammophon, 2000) then performed them at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome from January 5th to February 15th 2001. It is this memorable series, performed before an enthusiastic audience that was filmed in Rome, except for the Ninth Symphony filmed in Berlin. This monument in the history of Western music to which Claudio Abbado is so attached, was composed by Beethoven in less than a quarter of a century, from 1799 to 1823. A monument which covers the greater part of the composer's life -- he wrote the First Symphony at thirty-one and the Ninth Symphony at fifty-four. With Beethoven ended the era of symphonists who composed, like Haydn, up to a hundred symphonies. From then on musicians composed approximately ten symphonies, each stamped with its own personality. Although this monument is imposing it is familiar. Beethoven's symphonies are an example in Western music of what appeals to the widest possible audience. That is why, they have been widely used for political (the Ode to Joy of the Ninth Symphony is the official European anthem) and commercial purposes (advertising) as well as in films (Clockwork Orange by Stanley Kubrick, among others). As symbols of freedom and acts of independence Beethoven's symphonies are the expression of a fantastic belief in the dignity of man, who in return, recognises himself in each of them. That is how Abbado conducts these pieces, with a majesty that places the sublime before the gratification of the emotions. And thanks to the incredible sounds that the conductor obtains from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, beauty becomes a human victory
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
Date of event
2001
Other event information
Recorded
PerformerNote
Berliner Philharmoniker ; Claudio Abbado, conductor
Place of event
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome, Italy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1770-1827
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Coles, Bob
  • Abbado, Claudio
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • EuroArts Music International GmbH
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
Runtime
32
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Symphonies
Technique
live action
Label
Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven, Symphony no. 8, EuroArts Music International ; Bob Coles, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/claudio-abbado-beethoven-symphony-no8
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (32 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
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unknown
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unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
66
System control number
  • ocn956368946
  • (OCoLC)956368946
Video recording format
other
Label
Claudio Abbado conducts Beethoven, Symphony no. 8, EuroArts Music International ; Bob Coles, director
Link
https://www.vpl.ca/ext/scripts/auth/index.php?resource=MediciTv&assetid=movies/claudio-abbado-beethoven-symphony-no8
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (32 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
66
System control number
  • ocn956368946
  • (OCoLC)956368946
Video recording format
other

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