Dirigent Kurt Masur
Deutsche Welle presents 11 free live performances to podcast or download from this year's Beethovenfest.
Renowned conductor Kurt Masur leads the Orchestre National de France in all nine of Beethoven's symphonies at the festival. Four of them are available to you here free of charge.
Watch for additional performances by the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Elena Bashkirova, the Gewandthaus Quartett, the Bamberger Symphoniker, the Bayerischer Staatsphilharmonie and the Anton Rubinstein Orchestra from the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
The Beethovenfest runs from Aug. 29 - Sept. 28, 2008.