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The Story of The Church of Beethoven

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The Church of Beethoven began as cellist Felix Wurman's dream of knocking the stuffiness out of classical music. It has blossomed into a remarkable and eclectic Sunday morning affair that each week blends performances of classical music with poetry, visual art and occasional dashes of everything from flamenco to didgeridoo. This special edition DVD by Music From The Q presents the story of how the Church of Beethoven evolved from its humble beginnings. Included are the voices of Wurman, performers and audience members, plus a Sunday "service" that includes a stirring performance of Dvorak's "Serenade for Wind Instruments," from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

1. "The Going," poetry by Anthony Hunt
2. "Song of Myself," poetry by Anthony Hunt
3. "Spiegel im Spiegel," composed by Arvo Pärt
4. "Digesteth Hard Yron," poetry by Lisa Gill
5. "Serenade for Winds, Cello and Bass, in D Minor,"
Op. 44, by Antonin Dvorak
- Moderato, quasi marcia
- Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto
- Andante con moto
- Finale. Allegro molto

Church of Beethoven was recorded in front of a live audience on June 7, 2009, at the Kosmos in downtown Albuquerque.

"Spiegel im Spiegel" performed by:
David Feldberg, violin
Pamela Viktoria Pyle, piano

"Serenade for Winds" performed by:
Melissa Peña, oboe
Melissa Sassaman, oboe
James Shields, clarinet
Lori Lovato, clarinet
Stephanie Przybylska, bassoon
Julie Schlafer, bassoon
Elizabeth VanArsdel, contrabassoon
Peter Ulffers, French horn
Victor Valenzuela, French horn
Peter Erb, French horn
Dana Winograd, cello
Jean-Luc Matton, bass

Producer - Felix Wurman (1958-2009)
Video Producers - Tony DellaFlora, Brad Stoddard
Director - Brad Stoddard
Audio Engineer - Tim Nenninger

Copyright 2009-2010 Music From The Q and Ensemble Music New Mexico
All Rights Reserved

Running time 59 minutes
16:9 Format

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  • Directors: Brad Stoddard
  • Producers: Brad Stoddard Anthony DellaFlora
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • DVD Release Date: April 18, 2011
  • Run Time: 55 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B004X2JN04
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547,842 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This film is a very well presented documentary about the Church of Beethoven and its founder Felix Wurman. I recommend it too all those who love classical music and want to hear it as it lives in America.
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