Monday, July 16, 2012

Free Barenboim-Beethoven Documentary on iTunes


Sometimes the circumstances behind a performance is just as or even more fascinating than the performance itself. This documentary charts the recordings and performances of the complete Beethoven symphonies by Daniel Barenboim's East Western Divan, an ensemble that consists of young Isreali and Arab players. Such a set-up might sound like a recipe for trouble, but with such a strong and charismatic personality as Barenboim at the helm its a premise for something good to happen, though I'm not quite sure what that is specifically. And if anything can bring about world peace, it is the spiritual and revolutionary music of Beethoven. The movie is downloading on my iTunes right now, you can download it for yourself here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beethoven-for-all-documentary/id535803386

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