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tv   Check-in - On Beethovens trail in Bonn  Deutsche Welle  April 9, 2018 12:30am-1:01am CEST

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is the guy on the plane. i guess he was born here correct lucky what did he do your music maybe you have a melody in your head now you really beethoven's fifth. all right go ahead what is that i don't know tell me it's one of the symphonies but there's a ninth that is even more popular sing it for me. ok i mean. do do do do do do do do do that yeah right and there's another one for.
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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 beatle fans she was underage in fiftieth anniversary in twenty twenty eight. and we go to vienna where the two of you worked after his time in poland. 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
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his lost a few earring. my to the director of the beatles the host explains the most important stage of the most of what was 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 a music director for the prince electors court in bonn so we had the chance to meet all of the bands most important musicians to his family they were frequent guests in the beethoven home. and if course in a family that was so musical place trade value one would become 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 lese it. is known as
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a womanizer but women. did play a role in his life and who exactly was he leaves it at the first and well we don't know it for sure because the dedication on the original copy isn't specific. so there are different theories and it's one of the most significant things about his livelihood team is that he devoted himself entirely to music and never married at some kind of some. i think he looks pretty grumpy we had a frenzy all you would do in his position inside of the twenty one this is namely that trust was modeled on a cast that was done live with a plaster mask and again they would cover the entire face with plaster but first stick two straws into his nostrils so he could breathe. and in a situation like that you might have looked a bit tense yourself. but it's about it's authentic portrait that's been handed down to us and not allowed us to show visitors how we look to people at the time so
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that was you know twelve when he was forty two years old if i have time for. yet after mentioning about. this it looks like a big soup students. would have. been a visitor is telling 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 just it was. 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.
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is this one the average down here we've got a replica. this is a long lesson students are brass instrument he would put the dons off because it's sort of like a hair band and then whoever i was talking to have it speaking here. to space but how does this sound to you all of us perfect for you. it would make edith it's so loud. every september a huge festival is dedicated to beethoven 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.
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one speed up interest is a major and highly prestigious classical music festival every september over fifty concerts featuring the main program alone. surely that includes music by lou big band beethoven. twenty seventeen for instance spanish pianist javier pouty honest played the fourth piano concerto. of course planing in a city like born and playing beethoven it's something very special and that should be because it means a lot for they and for their missions to play in the safety and where i was born beethoven. was twenty seventeen was the elected to be generous to our daughter better organized a public viewing on bonds mark not square. this
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is what up. it's wonderful to have this in bonn i brought him along he comes from iran and i just wanted to show them that they tell the festival here they get seen 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 opposed to open faced media partners dortch of and invited some prominent guests every year the beethoven first store rector nneka wagner spotlights a new slogan and twenty seventeen it was about unfulfilled desire. either of us beatles and how to separate one knows beethoven had a hard time when it came to love he never found happiness with
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a family of his own he had his long distance affairs with his aristocratic piano students and 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 more to. the perfect slogan to bring people closer to the music of beethoven at this year's public viewing of the beethoven fest. musculature 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. the whole sheet is a professor at the university of which this church now belongs to.
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and i have this image in my head of. the little guy on the organ with the whole church packed with people didn't they take him seriously. by beautiful and because you have to remember that beethoven was like a child star to us the ladies in waiting thought he was really cute because he was so young but they played so well there's always these toys people were kind of proud that they had such a talent year and essentially it's the i'm here so i need 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.
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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. right next stored talk to tell us produces its programs in many languages for broadcast the world over. also on the banks of the rhine or the headquarters of dr plussed 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. in the chancellor's bungalow is open to the public it's a prime example of nine hundred sixty is designed. to help the leaders who lived
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within its minimalist walls own. helmut schmidt and his wife loki are said to have felt truly at home in. the old town hall and mark plots at the city's historic center for nearly two hundred years the prince a lectors of cologne resided in bonn and left their mark on the old town. in eighteen eighteen 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. the house staircase shish to collect objects that became part of western unlike after nine hundred forty five among them or the limousine of west germany is first
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chance for i dunno when the parliamentarians first benches and chairs one sat on by home of a meeting and for much of it as they discussed germany's reunification in one thousand nine hundred. fifty two of the orchestra is also a major institution in bonn they rehearse here in the auditorium of the university . dick cuffed on has been the conductor since summer two thousand and seventeen aircraft or must be but what does it mean to you beethoven to over as a driving force for us the cuff as if it's in our name up there that beethoven orchestra is and gone is beethoven sitting on this beautiful 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 of his design now i'm gonski oppose it people forbidden wouldn't become a. beatles music has been around for so long how do you create something new is
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something you haven't heard before that's what that are. you know if you don't. it works if you don't just commemorate and reappear him the whole time this is from look i want to hurt you have to take him down off that headstone and understand him as an energy is a source of inspiration and lawyers and 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 thus i listened that's all part of beethoven and it's a tool of opportunity. part of preserving beatles his legacy is also to perform a list of well known pieces like this symphony by beatles the students at the ninety's.
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back to being he was born here and born in seventy nine hundred seventy 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 along a major event that you can already get a taste of now s. chuck berry certainly not think rock n roll beethoven. many people have tried to modernize the interpretation of beethoven with varying degrees of success. to begin a verse or hear of twenty twentieth's to pair this logo. for now and hamburg advertising agency created the moguls like help from experts on beethoven. myself.
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most people primarily associate beethoven with just the ninth symphony. there's so much more than that this is our hope is that the logo reflects this diversity and that other people will fill it in with other music perhaps or other content we want the logo to become famous worldwide as the beethoven brando's throughout twenty twenty and beyond. and. the idea for the logo came from tell me what under a s. 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 make it to so beethoven because this is about me to open about magnificent music and about beethoven the innovators who called coked about someone who looked to the future is to see this is the objective we hope to achieve through a logo or like. the origins of this logo live with beethoven himself
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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 intrusion for the enter verse for year twenty twenty is to make a new logo a familiar sight all over the world. another beatles instead you can be found in both and stop got to talk i'm here with custodial events who is the artistic director off b t h e n four zero hold here in the run up to the beatles anniversary on december seventeenth twenty twenty there will be a variety of concerts exhibitions and festivals. and
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once as the artistic director. i'm sure you can tell me what's happening in twenty twenty. the b.d.f. or any thoughts of the you could say the th 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 for me as being stevie stands for bon beethoven stands for tone construct which is german for musician that of course is the main focus especially interesting as h. that stands for beethoven the you missed 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 made over and always broke the boundaries that is the format of composition in his time and shape the creativity of the future and know if we can through the through and stands for beethoven as a friend of nature and. beethoven sought inspiration in peace in nature essentially
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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 to begin with through comfortable went to hospital and what does the beatles mean to you personally bit of what was from that mine the grandchildren 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 then i hear that and his music it working for that and presenting it to other people is something that gives me great joy. because of what if. 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 and give the tools and enjoy the landscapes around this region.
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the end of the two of the story and one begins to a certain extent in but go to spec. met one of his musical idols jules if i hadn't in the ballroom that he do which. is still fun bilious who now hires out the formal ballroom for events shows me where they met maybe you can transport him back in time what was it like in the eighteenth century when it was here he taught. music as i told him i was employed where the princely lectern had done he and he performed often yet and had a regular salary so i have to begin with you as a haydn de here as if i hadn't met beethoven in the redo. that i had been invited to visit on his return trip from london and the elector wanted to show him the finished redo it. even then when i came beethoven told him about his composition.
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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 that all had been touted as the. before and. after that went to the end i. guess i can't be in bonn and 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.
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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 been a bit of. 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 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 this on the. beatles or is the beethoven moved
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a lot he once lived here in the possibility house. beethoven how did beethoven worked on his only opera fidelio it's incredible how easily we can look back in time so look. when if any of this is the you know this is a city with lots of history so it has a very special atmosphere because she is there knowing the history of the great first viennese schoolmasters like the toff and mozart schubert and haydn gives you energy and inspiration. this is a recent get done in craft and it's where the tone. is toward us you know any of the documents have been preserved so you can really relive everything and can hear it here in the house of music there are various exhibits
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and an interactive section about the era with the middle of that. finish and the document that's important to me is the highway can stop 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. this is the paper this is beethoven's apartment on lyme group near toronto under jean where he also lived. in giving his thoughts on his historic rooms
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you can still sense the spirit of beethoven according to one story this is where he created the young franz liszt. the slime 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 and music all my life my good by now if it. might shift to the beatles the city of boston in syria at the i thought soil the old customs house with a view of the right. 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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