The DVD features vignettes of performances of Beethoven's music by the Moscow Symphony filmed at the Moscow Conservatoire.
This fully interactive DVD features a moving menu with full audio that allows users to access Beethoven’s master works. Palmer narrates a biographical film highlighting the major points in the composer’s life and text so that viewers can follow along with notes. The disc provides a list of Beethoven’s complete composition library, some of which are accompanied by audio or video. To help students with sight-reading, the scores are illuminated and matched to the music note for note.
The DVD includes notes on how Beethoven’s contemporaries and critics saw him through a review of 19th century opinion on his compositions, and the reviews are interactive.
This disc also provides viewers with an in-depth view of Beethoven’s personal life and accolades through text, audio and illustrations from the archives. Additional learning opportunities are provided by the inclusion of sources for research, links to Beethoven-related subjects on the web and a complete bibliography.