Conductor Mariss Jansons declared that only in Suntory Hall, Tokyo, a modern Beethoven symphonic cycle could be recorded. The team of Bayerische Rundfunk spent three years recording the cycle at Herkulessaal, Munich, and then flew the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Bavarian Radio Choir to Tokyo to rerecord the complete cycle in four nights at Suntory Hall. Engineers Ulrike Schwarz and Akira Fukada will explore the the two cycles regarding hall layout, recording technique and inter cultural aspects. Excerpts from the BR Klassik production and the BRKlassik-NHK co-production will be played. This presentation is in honor of Beethoven's 250th anniversary celebration.