The Promise of Music
Monday, 11pm, Studio From the Beethovenhalle in Bonn comes a concert recording of the master’s third symphony, Eroica. Featuring the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, this is a magnificent performance that justifies its place on TV — rather than on your hi-fi — with terrific camera angles on the orchestra as a whole as well as on individual instruments and performers. There is no commentary or editorial material whatsoever. I guess Beethoven’s music speaks for itself.