A World Without Beethoven? Music Documentary with Sarah Willis
DW Transtel | In Production
1 x 90 min / 1 x 52 min / 2 x 45 min / 7 x 10 min
In the year 2020, the world will be celebrating the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. The composer is regarded one of classical music’s greatest innovators. But what does that really mean? To gauge the significance of Beethoven’s work, we pose the question: What would the world ‘sound’ like without it? Without his genius, would movie scores, jazz, concept albums and much more exist as we know it? Sarah Willis, French horn player with the Berlin Philharmonic and one of the world’s best-known musical ambassadors, asks musicians, composers and concert organizers some thought- provoking questions – and receives some surprising answers, illustrated by selected pieces by the master himself.