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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

5 videos
Possibly the most iconic of all symphonies, "Beethoven's 5th" is instantly recognizable by its dramatic opening motive. Learn how this rhythmic and melodic idea permeates the entire work, holding the listener in thrall through all four movements to the blazing finale. Music Director Gerard Schwarz and noted expert Leon Botstein explore the many facets of Beethoven's masterpiece, including a demonstration by Maestro Schwarz of how to conduct the first movement.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 1)

VIDEO 10:21 minutes
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 2)

VIDEO 7:31 minutes
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, analysis by Gerard Schwarz (part 3 & 4)

VIDEO 13:42 minutes
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, a conducting lesson by Gerard Schwarz (1st Movement)

VIDEO 24:01 minutes
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