Sunday, September 12, 2010
9/12 Gardiner on Beethoven
From the uploader:
Profile of the conductor John Eliot Gardiner and his work with The Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Gardiner travels to the South of France to recreate the spirit of the French Revolution with a local French village choir, and visits the birthplace of Hector Berlioz, the composer of "Romeo and Juliet". The conductor Gardiner explain how Beethoven was influenced by French Revolution and how its slogan about liberty and revolution appears on his music. Then how Berlioz, as all romantic composers, was strongly influenced by Beethoven's music.
The SOUTH BANK SHOW: JOHN ELIOT GARDINER
Transmission date: Sunday May 12th, 1996
Country: Great Britain
Series/Slot: SOUTH BANK SHOW
Duration: 60 mins.
Presenter: Melvyn Bragg
Director and Producer: Tony Knox
Oh yeah, this has been making the rounds....this is not a good Xmas present.