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Beethoven's Nine Symphonies in 9 Days from CBC Radio 2
Nine conversations about Beethoven's nine symphonies. Bramwell Tovey - Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - and CBC Radio 2's Bill Richardson consider these mighty works and talk about what makes them so powerful. Tovey illustrates passages on the piano. CBC Radio 2 will broadcast performances by Tovey and the VSO daily starting March 31 2008. The concerts are available for streaming at Concerts on Demand.
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson complete their survey of the complete Beethoven Symphonies with a look at the massive Symphony no. 9 - the Choral Symphony - and it's famous setting of the Ode to Joy.
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson make their way through Beethoven's Symphony no. 8, one of his most good-natured works.
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson look into Beethoven's Symphony no. 7, described by Richard Wagner as "the apotheosis of the dance."
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson take a tour through Beethoven's Symphony no. 6 - the "Pastoral" - a musical depiction of a country scene.
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson look at Beethoven's Symphony no. 5, one of the most famous works of classical music ever written. Its opening four-note tune has been compared to the sound of "fate knocking at the door."
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson examine Beethoven's Symphony no. 4, a work that pays homage to another great classical composer, Franz Josef Haydn.
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson consider Beethoven's Symphony no. 3 - the "Eroica". It's a revolutionary work that "changes everything" and marks the beginning of Romanticism in music.
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson take stock of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, one of Beethoven's most refined and sophisticated works.
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Conductor Bramwell Tovey and CBC Radio 2 host Bill Richardson look into Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, a "musical revolution in a velvet glove."
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