A World Without Beethoven? Music documentary with Sarah Willis


“What would the world be like without Beethoven?” That’s the provocative question posed by this music documentary. To answer it, the film explores how Ludwig van Beethoven’s innovations continue to have an impact far beyond the boundaries of classical music. What would be missing from jazz or film music, for example, if Beethoven had never created his many innovations? Would the concert business exist as we know it today? And how has it changed the role of the artist? Sarah Willis, horn player with the Berliner Philharmoniker, sets out on an entertaining and informative journey in search of answers. She meets people from around the world – musicians and managers – to follow the traces of Beethoven’s influence.

Additional Info

  • No: 757008
  • Artists: Ian Anderson, Billy Bragg, Van Dyke Parks, Gaby Moreno, Rudolf Schenker, Wynton Marsalis, John Williams, Gabriela Montero
  • Production year: 2021-02
  • Run time: 01:52:00

Disc Infos

  • Subtitles: E, G, Sp, Pt, Br
  • Booklet: E, G
  • No. of Discs: 1
  • Run time: 112 mins
  • Disc Format: DVD 9
  • Picture: NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo
  • Bonus Material: Extended Interviews with Ian Anderson, Billy Bragg and Gabriela Montero
  • Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
  • Price Code: CME 11
  • Item No.: 757008
  • UPC No.: 814337015701
  • Release Date: 2021-02
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