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Beethoven: Simply the Best - Symphonies nos 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 9; Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto No. 4; overtures / Robert Casadesus, Emil Gilels, Wilhelm Backhaus et al.

Audio Samples

  1. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: II. Andante con moto (Live)
  3. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: III. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro (Live)
  5. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande
  6. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": II. Scene am Bach
  7. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": III. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": IV. Gewitter. Sturm $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": V. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm
  10. Beethoven — Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: III. Rondo. Allegro
  11. Beethoven — Romance in F Major for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 50 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": III. Finale. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73: I. Allegro
  14. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73: II. Adagio un poco mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73: III. Rondo. Allegro
  16. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato
  17. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: III. Rondo. Vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivace (Live)
  20. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio (Live)
  21. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: III. Menuetto. Allegro vivace (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro ma non troppo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio (Live)
  24. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre. Adagio assai (Live)
  25. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica": IV. Finale. Allegro molto (Live)
  27. Beethoven — Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Beethoven — Egmont, Op. 84: Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante cantabile con moto (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: III. Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio - Allegro molto (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
  34. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: III. Presto, assai meno presto $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Beethoven — Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1: I. Allegro
  40. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1: II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1: III. Adagio molto e mesto
  42. Beethoven — String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1: IV. Thème russe. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IV. Presto

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio Op. 72
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-Moll Op. 125 Choral
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

A box set compilation that provides a general overview of the greatness of Beethoven's symphonies, string quartets, overtures, and more.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Ensemble: Deutsches Symphonieorchester Berlin
  • Running Time: 34 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Ensemble: Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Running Time: 44 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
  • Performer: Zino Francescatti (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Conductor: David Zuckermann
  • Ensemble: Kolner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
  • Running Time: 8 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
  • Performers: Robert Casadesus (Piano); Zino Francescatti (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 39 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Robert Casadesus (Piano)
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 30 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 35 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 51 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 8 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Running Time: 26 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 34 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio Op. 72 :: Ouvertüre
  • Conductor: Günter Wand
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky"
  • Running Time: 39 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sinfonie Nr. 9 d-Moll Op. 125 Choral :: IV. Presto
  • Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
  • Running Time: 24 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824