Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle
New Release on Euroarts's new sub-label: Recorded Excellence – Historical Value. The aim of the new series is to make accessible to music lovers and collectors top-quality recordings documenting extra-special concert performances that were hitherto unreleased or were no longer available, either for the first time or as re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. The main focus is on artists and repertoire. The new series will showcase defining concert moments of music history.
Digitally remastered and restored from 35mm film. Including intensive and high-quality audio and visual restoration.
In the first part of five DVDs, seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim Sonatas 1 to 6 of the so-called 'New Testament' of music, Ludwig van Beethoven's thirty-two piano sonatas.
Composed over twenty-five years and embodying the shift of musical taste from the Classic to the Romantic, their performance requires a musician of extraordinary versatility.
Daniel Barenboim is one such pianist – his recordings run the gamut from Bach and Mozart to Bruckner and Bartók. In following in the footsteps of such masters as Artur Schnabel, Barenboim truly shows himself to be among the greatest living musicians.
Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 147 mins