Originally Posted by scottder
Was slipping through HD channels last night and turned on WGBH to find MTT conducting the Eroica on a new series called Keeping Score. Was an excellent performance, I'd call it pretty balanced overall, just enjoyed the HD picture and 5.1 surround on this. Well filmed and the sound was pretty good (didn't seem like there was much going to my sub, lows were a tad attenuated). Looks like it will be an interesting series.
PS - It will be available on DVD soon as well. (Website)
Btw, for all Beethoven Fans, Copying Beethoven is opening in a theater near you very soon. Ed Harris IS Beethoven, etc. Anyway, it's a fictionalized account of how LvB composed the 9th, with the help of his beautiful, blonde amanuensis (Diane Kruger of National Treasure -- another history-fantasy). From what I've heard, they use Haitinck's Concertgebouw 9th rather than a more HIP recording for the soundtrack. Will wonders never cease?
Ed Harris as Beethoven leading some orchestra in Hungary. I'm told that he conducts on the beat.