The Best of Beethoven

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This release features eight splendid Beethoven performances drawn from the Telarc catalog.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (01/24/1981/01/26/1981)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: John O'Conor (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Barnabas Church, London, England (05/15/1985-05/17/1985)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: Allegro
  • Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
  • Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (01/24/1981/01/26/1981)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85 :: Hallelujah
  • Conductor: Robert Shaw
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: Allegro. Cheerful Gathering of Country Folk
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor :: Prestissimo
  • Performer: John O'Conor (Piano)
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, England (02/20/1989-02/22/1989)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1793-1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" :: Presto
  • Performers: Siegfried Jerusalem (Tenor); Robert Lloyd (Bass); Janice Taylor (Mezzo Soprano); Carol Vaness (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Chorus
  • Notes: Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, OH (10/18/1985-10/19/1985)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824