tv Check-in - On Beethovens trail in Bonn Deutsche Welle April 7, 2018 8:02am-8:30am CEST
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is the guy on the plane and beethoven. i guess he was born here. correct. what did he do your music maybe you have a melody in your head now you really beethoven's fifth. fifth ok all right go ahead what is that i don't know i mean it's one of the symphonies but there is a ninth that is even more popular saying it farming. ok i mean. do do do do do do do do do yeah i know that yeah right and there's another one for.
today i want to find out what bond has to offer in connection with the legendary in the old town along the river and in a ballroom dating back to the great man's time the composer spent the first twenty two years of his life here in boston. on today's show we find out what else there is to do in books. we check out the celebrations for being two hundred fiftieth anniversary in twenty twenty. and we go to vienna where the two of you worked after his time in. the number twenty beatles and was born in this house in seventeen seventy here you
can learn almost everything about him from his success as a child prodigy to the great dramas of his life the unfortunate relationships and his loss of hearing. my to the director of the beatles and host explains the most important stage is the most of what was to be told since childhood like he lived in this house for the first four years of his life. with my. job and grew up in a whole family of musicians whose grandfather was the music director for the prince elector's court in bonn so we had the chance to meet all of the band's most important musicians to his family they were frequent guests in the beethoven home. and that's in the course of a family that was so musical plays trade value one hundred becoming a musical career. and it was a collision of. next topic beatles and romance many of his compositions are dedicated to women for example to release it. to the country beatles and is known
as a womanizer but women. did play a role in his life and who exactly was he leaves it at the we don't know where or sure because the dedication on the original copy isn't specific. so there are different theories being one of the most significant things about his livelihood is that he devoted himself entirely to music and never married and that's on kind of somebody. if he looks pretty grumpy we had a frenzy all you would do in his position in that of the twenty one this is namely that trust was modeled on a cast that was done live with a plaster mask and he gets muscle they would cover the entire face with plaster but a first stick to strong was into his nostrils so he could breathe. and in a situation like that you might have looked a bit in terms yourself. but it's always authentic portrait that's been handed down
to us and that allows us to show visitors how we look to people at the time that was twelve when he was forty two years old if i had. yet often mentioned about that . looks like a big soup students. would have to show already has many visitors tell us yes and that's another major factor in beethoven's life his hearing loss. i think the question that especially fascinates people about beethoven is how could somebody who couldn't hear create such great music that's. when he said it and he was barely thirty years old and in first they tried to help him by constructing hearing aids and these were basically funnels that would condense the sound in directed into his ear and you know you can see how they developed. and the more hearing he lost the bigger these aids got. was i wouldn't. have smitten with the thing how does it work
how can you hear with it. is this one the average done here we've got a replica. this is a long list and suits are brass instrument and he would put the aid on the office that sort of like a hair band and then whoever he was talking to a good speaking here. space but i just don't do you all of us with your brain. it would make edith it's so loud. every september a huge festival is dedicated to bring to it features both established stars and promising young artists but above all the visitors to the beatles the first one can soak up the awesome energy that classical music still exudes to this day.
one speed over interest is a major and highly prestigious classical music festival every september over fifty concerts feature in the main program alone naturally that includes music by lou big and beethoven. twenty seventeen for instance spanish pianist javier pouty honest played the fourth piano concerto. of course playing in in a city like born and playing beethoven is something very special and that should be because it means a lot for their for their missions to play in the city and where i was born beethoven. was twenty seventeen was the elected speaker to her interests were daughter bella organized a public viewing on bonds mark not square. this
is what the box. wonderful to have this in on i brought him along he comes from iran and i just wanted to show them the beethoven festival here he began seeing it's like. it was a really good i like. this in the guns should use ok. i think it's nice that you can bring along your camping chairs and enjoy the whole thing in a completely different atmosphere. as a paid job and first media partner torch of invited some prominent guests every year the beethoven first store rector nico wagner spotlights a new slogan and twenty seventeen it was about unfulfilled desire. either was
beethoven what is everyone knows beethoven had a hard time when it came to love he never found happiness with a family of his own he had his long distance affairs with his aristocratic piano students he wasn't always unhappy. beethoven home groups all the theme is biographical. but it also allows us to hold a festival under the general slogan of love and motto leave. the perfect slogan to bring people closer to the music of beethoven at this year's public viewing of the beethoven fest. church is another setting of beatles these childhood it would have sounded something like this in the seventeen eighteen. the young beatles he used to play.
is a professor at the university of which this church now belongs to. you have this image in my head of a live. the guy on the organ with the whole church packed with people didn't they take him seriously. mostly by beautiful and because you have to remember that beethoven was like a child star to us and the ladies in waiting thought he was really cute because he was so young but played so well he will wish to spoil people were kind of proud that they had such a talent year anderson show us the i'm here to come to. visitors to will find out that attractions are limited to bring two of them there are plenty of other sites too for starters one was the capital of west germany for forty one
years during the cold war. several international institutions have settled in the former government quarter of the x. west german capital among them is the united nations campus in germany. breakneck stored talk to those produces its programs in many languages for broadcast the world over. also on the banks of the rhine or the headquarters of tiger paws designed by star architect how much done. for one hundred forty nine thousand nine hundred ninety will germany was divided fall and served as the capital of west germany the parliamentary chambers are now a historic site and a venue for international conventions. politics occasionally has a place here to defend the hummer schmidt is the chairman president's second official residence. the chancellor's bungalow is open to the public it's
a prime example of one nine hundred sixty s. design. of the leaders who lived within its minimalist walls only hell. but schmidt and his wife loki are said to have felt truly at home. in the old town hall unmarked plots at the city's historic center for nearly two hundred years the prince aleck terms of cologne resided in bonn and left their mark on the old town. in one thousand nine hundred the university was established in the former electoral palace the pleasure gardens became its campus. phones museums offer an abundance of art culture and history. to how staggs shifted collects objects that became part of western men like after
nine hundred forty five among them are the limousine of west germany is first chance for. in the parliamentarians first benches and chairs one sat on by home of a new kind of as they discussed germany's reunification in one thousand nine hundred. dick cuffed on has been the conductor since summer two thousand and seventeen aircraft i'm just the boy what does it mean to you beethoven to over there is a driving force for us because it's in our name up there that beethoven orchestra is and gone is beethoven sitting on his beethoven stuff but it's a blessing and a curse having such a tired man your name but of course a big advantage of beethoven is that the name has so many positive connotations and i think these are nominal gonski oppose it to fulfill been wouldn't become a. beatles music has been around for so long how do you create something new is something you haven't heard before that's what are. you know that you'd only works
if you don't just commemorate and really are in the whole time with a look i want of what you have to take him down off that i still don't understand him as an energy is a source of inspiration to know. he was always looking to discover something new and looking forwards to give new ideas and new music a chance to get across the stream and outside he engaged with the intellectual movements of the time to create a better world of stuff and i listen that's all part of a great job of that and it's a tool of opportunity. part of preserving beatles his legacy is also to perform list well known pieces like this symphony by beatles and students at the ninety's. back to beat a woman he was born here in in seventeen hundred seventeen so in two thousand and
twenty he would have turned two hundred fifty and bets and anniversary that deserves to be celebrated in style a whole year long a major event that you can already get a taste of now as chuck berry certainly did not think rock n roll beethoven. many people have tried to modernize the interpretation of a child with varying degrees of success. to begin a verse or hear of twenty twentieth's to pair this logo. for a new and hamburg advertising agency created the moguls with help from experts on beethoven. the mice and. most people primarily associate beethoven with just the ninth symphony but there's
so much more than that us in our hope is that the logo reflects this diversity and that other people will fill it in with other music perhaps or other content. the logo to become famous worldwide as the beethoven brando's throughout twenty twenty and beyond could. the idea for the logo came from helmut under as harvick. is a patron of the arts and an advertising expert he was confident that a contemporary logo would help give beethoven a modern image. he could does that really help you get to some beethoven because this is about beethoven about magnificent music and about beethoven the innovators who called about someone who looked to the future just see this is the objective we hope to achieve through a logo or. the origins of this logo lie with beethoven himself
the only modern abbreviation can be found in some of his original scores and it was the inspiration for the new logo a signature in the style of a text message with no vowels. the ambition for the anniversary year two thousand and twenty is to make the new logo a familiar sight all over the world. another beatles instead you can be found in both and stop got the park i'm here with just general grant's who is the artistic director of b t h e n four a hold here in the run up to beatles anniversary on december seventeenth twenty twenty there will be a variety of concerts exhibitions and festivals. and once as the artistic director. i'm sure you can tell me what's happening in twenty
twenty hindsight on sponsors of the b.d.f. or any thoughts of you could say the g h b n is our d.n.a. it's what guides us based on these five letters that stand for great open. we've come up with five theme is being stevie stands for bon beethoven stands for tone constant which is german for musician how that of course is the main focus especially interesting as h. that stands for beethoven the human asked the values of the french revolution liberty equality and fraternity were important to him and he puts them across in his music the stands for visionary over the main job and always broke the boundaries that is the format of composition in his time and shape the creativity of the future and know if you can take food and stands for beethoven as a friend of nature. beethoven sought inspiration and peace in nature essentially from a romantic perspective. and the united nations climate change secretariat located
here in bonn gives us a reference point for highlighting the question of humankind and nature from beethoven's perspective and of course with a view to the future if we can get through comfortably went to hospital and what does the beatles mean to you personally bit of what was from that mannequin type of beethoven has been with me since i was a child i've always been interested in this music and especially the ideas in this utopia of a better world a better coexistence for humankind to the level that i hear that and his music in the film working for that and presenting it to other people is something that gives me great joy. because the flight of. time to leave the city the rhine will take me to another important location and i can also see the river and the nearby hill range of the beatles and enjoy the landscapes around this region in.
the end all be to have the story in one begins to a certain extent in but go to spec. met one of his musical idols. jules if i hadn't in the room like you do which. is who now hires out the formal ballroom for events shows me where they met maybe you can transported back in time what was it like in the eighteenth century when it was here. music was a tone i was employed where the prince the lectern had done he and he performed on prince yet and had a regular salary i have to begin with he was a haydn de years if i hadn't met beethoven in the redo. that i had been invited to visit on his return trip from london the elector wanted to show him the finished redo it. even then when i came beethoven told him about his composition.
i had hired and told him to come to vienna and he would help his career along. today we said that was when he was discovered and that all have been touted as. his all. before and. after that the two went to vienna. as i can't be in vienna at the same time we asked an expert from austria to show you the most important beethoven related locations in the composer's adopted hometown vienna.
hello hello and a warm welcome to vienna my name's dorothy cotton misaka and it's a pleasure to show you the city of vienna including a few places where beethoven lived and worked and then in a beautiful good neighborhood give you. beethoven i says that he and his stomach interested in beethoven is a master of the first viennese school his music fascinated generations and speaks to the heart. indeed it does and there are many places in vienna that remind us of beethoven you can walk in his footsteps and visit residences that have survived to this day. vienna gives you this special connection to beethoven on the sets and with bits of his own. beatle phrase the beethoven moved a lot he once lived here in the possibility house. beethoven
had of beethoven worked on his only opera fidelio it's incredible how easily we can look back in time so it really can color. mean if any of this is to say in a city with lots of history so it has a very special atmosphere because she is there and knowing the history of the great first viennese schoolmasters like the toff in mozart schubert and haydn gives you energy and inspiration. there's a reason give done in craft and inspired out there on. this toy does you know any of the documents have been preserved so you can really relive everything and i can hear it here in the house of music there are various exhibits and an interactive section about the era. that.
mission document that's important to me is the highly can start testing and it gives us a sense of how beethoven must have felt. as i have he writes baron mind that for six years i've been afflicted with an incurable condition about his deafness took him outside society it prevented him from taking part in conversations and here he really expressed his desperation i know you're here to mouth talk about. the safety paid to this is beethoven's apartment on lime green near tabletop under a bean where he also lived. in the fourth on his historic room so you can still sense the spirit of beethoven according to one story this is where
he created the young franz liszt. this line inspired him that was an inspiring stroll i'm sure there's a lot more to see as a pianist i've been working with a top in music all my life my goodby know what if it. might shift to the beatles the city of boston and sear at the i thought story of the old customs house with a view of the rhine. i've seen a lot and i've learned a lot a typical traveling experience you start off quite curious and by the end you are usually quite impressed i'm already looking forward to the beatles and in verse three and twenty twenty we will come back.
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