Beethoven 9 – One Symphony, Nine Stories (WT)
Beethoven 9 – work in process © ZDF/ARTE
How could a deaf and lonely alcoholic compose music some two hundred years ago that still moves us all today, regardless of who and where we are? A cinematographic world expedition goes looking for answers. Its focus is on Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th Symphony. In several documentary episodes, the Ninth is encountered, explained and interpreted in very varied cultural contexts, ranging from amateur musicians to world-class orchestras, from humanitarian musical projects to the artistic crème de la crème. How does this music connect people all around the world? This is a global quest for the secret to Beethoven's success.