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Essential Beethoven - 24 of His Greatest Masterpieces

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Septet in E flat major, Op. 20
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in E flat major, Op. 126/6
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (12) for orchestra, WoO 7
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 :: Allegro con brio
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 :: Allegretto
  • Conductor: Antal Dorati
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: no 1, Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest" :: no 3, Allegretto
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Septet in E flat major, Op. 20 :: no 5, Scherzo
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Octet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1799-1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 :: no 2, Largo
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink
  • Ensemble: London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 :: no 4, Allegro vivace
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84 :: Overture
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 :: no 3, Rondo
  • Performer: Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alceo Galliera
  • Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: no 2, Adagio un poco mosso
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" :: no 5, Allegretto
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Running Time: 9 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 :: no 3, Rondo
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: no 2, Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 :: no 5, Cavatina
  • Ensemble: Quartetto Italiano
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1825-1826

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in E flat major, Op. 126/6
  • Performer: Alfred Brendel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1823

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" :: no 4, Rondo
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (12) for orchestra, WoO 7 :: no 11
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: no 3, Presto agitato
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 7 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133
  • Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Piero Gamba
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Mir ist so wunderbar (Quartet)
  • Performers: David Kuebler (Tenor); Sona Ghazarian (Soprano); Hans Sotin (Bass); Hildegard Behrens (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: O welche Lust (Prisoners' Chorus)
  • Performers: Philip Kraus (Marimba); Robert Johnson (French Horn)
  • Conductor: Georg Solti
  • Ensemble: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" :: Choral Finale (excerpt)
  • Performers: Martti Talvela (Bass); James King; Marilyn Horne
  • Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824