Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Genius of Beethoven by the BBC

El Genio de Beethoven

Beethoven terminó su vida sordo, viviendo con el drama familiar y con los sueños estrujados, sin embargo, pese a todos los obstáculos, termina siendo uno de los más grandes genios (compositor) de música clásica.

Este programa de la BBC muestra su vida y detalles de sus obras. Una serie de tres episodio, una especie de cruzamiento entre ficción y documental.

Parte 1 (EL Rebelde)

Parte 2 (Amor y Perdida)

Parte 3 (Fe y Furia)

A major three-part drama-documentary series on the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven, presented by conductor Charles Hazlewood, features award-winning actor Paul Rhys in the role of the composer.
Beethoven’s life and music epitomise the heroic triumph of man’s will over adversity.
He lived in turbulent times and his music was equally revolutionary.
The series takes contemporary accounts of his tragic life – his abusive father, failed love affairs and his deafness – and weaves them into an analysis of his groundbreaking music.

Beethoven: The Rebel - Part 1
Written and Directed by Ursula MacFarlane.
This first programme looks at Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and 2nd Symphony, and charts his turbulent early years as a pianist and composer in Vienna, after having rejected his abusive alcoholic father.

Beethoven: Love and Loss - Part 2
Written and Directed by Damon Thomas.
The music of Beethoven's creative middle years is explored, alongside the dramatised recollections of his family and friends. In this period he wrote five symphonies, four concertos, and his only opera - Fidelio.

Beethoven: Faith and Fury - Part 3
Written and Directed by Francesca Kemp.
Beethoven again revolutionises musical composition with works such as the Hammerklavier Sonata, the Missa Solemnis, the 9th Symphony and the baffling late string quartets - all composed when he was profoundly deaf.

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