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Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Musical Journey (DVD)


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Label: Euroarts

Cat No: 4264338

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 6

Release Date: 20th September 2019



The Fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 unleashed a wave of democratisation in Central and Eastern Europe that radically transformed the world order. This exclusive DVD box is being released in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Kurt Masur is not only renowned for being one of the greatest conductors but also for his significant role during the Peaceful Revolution in Germany and the Fall of the Wall in 1989. This DVD box includes two documentaries about Kurt Masur’s role during the Peaceful Revolution and three of his legendary concert performances. Also included is the historic Leonard Bernstein concert “Ode to Freedom” in Berlin in celebration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The documentary The Berlin Kroll Opera House – The Middle of Germany produced by Jörg Moser-Metius (winner of the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival) tells the remarkable story of the famous Kroll Opera House via historical footage and eyewitness reports while drawing important connections to the present day. The film captures the architectural, political and social developments at the centre of Berlin as a place where “German history became manifest”.


DVD 1:
- Documentary: “The Peaceful Revolution and German Reunification” (1999)
- Documentary: “Two Cities – One Maestro” (1992)
- Documentary: “Discovering Masterpieces” (2007)
120 mins | Deutsch – English | 4:3 NTSC | PCM Stereo

DVD 2: Kurt Masur conducts the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (1993)
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Mendelssohn - Symphony no.4 in A major, op.90 “Italian”
71 mins | 16:9 NTSC | PCM Stereo

DVD 3: Mendelssohn Gala Concert from the Gewandhaus Leipzig (1997)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture and Wedding March
- Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor, op.64
- Symphony no.3 in A minor, op.56 “Scottish”
Frank-Michael Erben (violin) · Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
82 mins | 4:3 NTSC | PCM Stereo, DD. 5.1, DTS 5.1

DVD 4: Kurt Masur: A Life in Music - The Anniversary Gala from Leipzig (2007)
Nicolai - The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture
Moniuszko - Mazurka (Halka)
Brahms - Liebeslieder Walzer nos. 11 and 8
Dvořák - Slavonic Dance in E minor, op.72 no. 2
Tchaikovsky - Capriccio italien, op. 45
Bernstein - West Side Story: Mambo
Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (excerpts)
Dukas - L’Apprenti sorcier
Bizet - Carmen: Prélude
Jobim - The Girl from Ipanema
Harald Schmidt (host and soloist) · Gewandhausorchester Leipzig · Kurt Masur
90 mins | Deutsch – English | 16:9 NTSC | PCM Stereo, DD. 5.1, DTS 5.1

DVD 5: Ode to Freedom - Official concert of the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)
Beethoven - Symphony no.9 in D minor, op.125 “Choral”
June Anderson (soprano) ∙ Sarah Walker (mezzo-soprano) ∙ Klaus König (tenor) ∙ Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass)
The Bavarian Radio Chorus ∙ Members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin ∙ Dresden Philharmonic Children’s Choir
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
with members of: Staatskapelle Dresden ∙ Orchestra of the Kirov Theatre, Leningrad ∙ London Symphony Orchestra ∙ New York Philharmonic ∙ Orchestre de Paris
Leonard Bernstein

94 mins | Deutsch – English, French, Spanish | 4:3 NTSC | PCM Stereo, DD. 5.1, DTS 5.1

DVD 6: The Berlin Kroll Opera House - The middle of Germany (1990)
A film by Jörg Moser-Metius
59 mins | Deutsch – English | 16:9 NTSC | PCM Stereo

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