Beethoven by Barenboim Video (13-part series - DVD)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is considered one of the greatest composers of the Classical and early Romantic eras in musical history. Born in Bonn, Germany, his many well-known compositions continue to delight audiences centuries later. His vast repertoire includes symphonies, concertos, sonatas, chamber music, and choral works. He lived in Vienna from the age of 22 until his death. Remarkably, some of his greatest works were composed after he lost his hearing after the year 1800. In this film series, Argentine pianist and conductor, Daniel Barenboim, hosts a 13-part series on the legendary composer. Barenboim provides an informed look at some of the greatest works in the Western musical canon. This is a must see series for anyone who loves Classical music.