Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 15, 2009
How do you inspire kids (and grown-up kids) to discover (or re-discover) classical music? Start by discovering the story of 12 mysteriously missing Beethoven compositions and finish with the only recording of the now-found music and a beautiful jigsaw puzzle depicting the Master in his world.
The Beethoven Lost and Rediscovered CD and Beethoven Found Collector's Edition Jigsaw Puzzle set is the perfect-pitch way to get into the Master's music and his story. Put together the jigsaw puzzle while listening to his rediscovered music! The set includes a 12-page booklet describing the story of the lost works and exact replicas of the original, hand-written compositions.
The musicians behind the CD-Puzzle Set and world concert tour will reach out to kids in cool ways. High School band students will be invited to participate in the world tour and play alongside the World's leading performers, the opportunity of a lifetime! Ticket stubs from each concert will be used to redeem a free Beethoven Found Jigsaw Puzzle and CD at leading retail stores like Wal-Mart and Barnes and Noble. A portion of the proceeds from concert sales will benefit local schools and students involved in music programs in each city a concert is held.
Booking & Production Info
-Interviews and Performances: Master Oboist H. David Meyers is available in New York. He will play a segment of music from the lost works that includes an unusually high (and difficult) oboe note; in fact it would have been nearly impossible for oboists in Beethoven's day to accomplish. The puzzle depicts Beethoven looking on earnestly to hear whether the oboist (who is actually H. David) will reach the big note.
-Int'l Toy Fair Exhibit-Booth # 3345. Live music performances offered throughout the day.
-VIP Concert/Press Party: Monday, Feb 16th and Tues, Feb 16th, 8:30 p.m.,The Kimberly Suites Hotel, 145 East 50th St, Manhattan, NYC
-Banner: 3 stories high and 10 feet wide, displayed at the Crystal Ballroom.
-Photo's of the original manuscripts available
*For bookings call: Laura Bacchus, 240-401-2420 / laurabacchus (at) renegademediacorp (dot) com
The Beethoven Lost and Rediscovered recording is performed by Yuval Waldman, World famous Violinist and Conductor and H. David Meyers, Master Oboist in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The recording of the lost works is now the focus of a world tour featuring members of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Russia.
The World tour kicks off at Lincoln Center in New York with the New York Philharmonic in September 2009 which also happens to be Classical Music Month and is well promoted in NYC.
During the dress rehearsals high school all-star youth orchestras will rehearse the missing works alongside their New York Philharmonic idols. In New York, the lucky students are from the All-City High School.
The discovery of the Beethoven works by Ludwig Van Beethoven created international headlines. The search was led by a team from University of Wisconsin. Among the 12 missing manuscripts in Beethoven's own handwriting is the overture to Macbeth and the Andante from the Oboe Concerto written in 1793. Musicologists discovered the compositions in three locations - libraries in London, Berlin, and Bonn - where they'd been collecting dust for two centuries, buried among thousands of documents.
The Beethoven manuscripts were broken up into three parts. Though they'd been reviewed by another scholar, it was Dutch musicologist Willem Hoslbergen who recognized them as authentic Beethoven. Most of the manuscripts were intact, though some were in various stages of completion and condition. Hoslbergen completed some of the final sketches.
Cool Beethoven Facts
- According to Psychology Today, Beethoven's was the highest IQ of any known person in history
- Beethoven suffered hearing loss - modern medicine could have easily cured it
- Students who study a band orchestra instrument in high school have an extraordinary high rate of college success
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