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The Complete Beethoven: Symphonies; Concertos; Overtures

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  1. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante cantabile con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Beethoven — Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo
  6. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": II. Scene by the brook: Andante molto mosso
  7. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": III. Happy gathering of villagers: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Beethoven — Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": IV. Thunder-storm: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Beethoven — Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
  10. Beethoven — Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto
  11. Beethoven — Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: III. Scherzo: Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Beethoven — Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro molto $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: II. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: III. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Beethoven — Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro
  17. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio
  18. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
  19. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": IV. Finale: Allegro molto
  21. Beethoven — Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: I. Allegro vivace e con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Beethoven — Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Beethoven — Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: III. Tempo di menuetto $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Beethoven — Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
  26. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: III. Menuetto: Allegro vivace - Trio: Un poco meno allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
  30. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: III. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Beethoven — Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
  34. Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": II. Molto vivace
  35. Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
  36. Beethoven — Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Finale: Presto
  37. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: I. Allegro con brio
  38. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: II. Largo
  39. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15: III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Beethoven — Rondo in B-Flat Major, WoO 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Beethoven — Fantasia in C Minor, Op. 80, "Choral Fantasy"
  42. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19: I. Allegro con brio
  43. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19: II. Adagio $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19: III. Rondo: Molto allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": I. Allegro
  46. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": III. Rondo: allegro
  48. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37: I. Allegro con brio
  49. Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37: II. Largo $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, Op. 84
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Consecration of the House, overture Op. 124
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72b
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Name-Day Celebration, overture for orchestra in C major, Op. 115
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : King Stephen, Op. 117
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Music for a Knightly Ballet, WoO 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Tarpeja
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
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Notes & Reviews:

Triumphing over deafness and turbulent political times, Ludwig van Beethoven singlehandedly changed the course of music history , laying down the foundations for the Romantic era. His nine symphonies grew out of the forms established in the time of Mozart and Haydn, but show a remarkable evolution which embraces heroic grandeur in the Third Symphony, patriotism and innovation in the Fifth Symphony , countryside imagery and narrative in the Sixth Symphony, a nd choral inspiration in the Ninth Symphony, the 'Ode to Joy' from which has become the Anthem for Europe. Even Beethoven couldn't entirely escape the influence of Mozart, and this lineage can be traced in the melodic grace to be found in the symphonies as well as the concertos. Imposing in their stature, the five Piano Concertos are fil led with lively inventiveness as well as some of the most beautiful music ever to emerge from this genre. Beethoven's single work in the popular symphonie concertante form is t he 'Triple' Concerto, but it i s the distinctive nobility of the Violin Concerto which h as seen it gain an unassailable position as one of the greatest works in the repertoire. Beethoven considered music 'a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy', with greatness of conception and painstaking craftsmanship his hallmarks. The Overtures a re no exception in this, reflecting the drama and excitement of the theatre and including the opening of his only opera Fidelio.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (06/17/1995-06/20/1995)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1800

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (06/17/1995-06/20/1995)
  • Running Time: 41 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (06/09/1995-06/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1801-1802

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (06/09/1995-06/16/1995)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Running Time: 46 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Running Time: 26 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Running Time: 33 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Running Time: 40 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1812

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Running Time: 64 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1824

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Notes: Mozes Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia (10/03/1988-10/04/1988)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Notes: Mozes Hall, Bratislava, Slovakia (10/03/1988-10/04/1988)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy"
  • Performers: Julian Davies; Marta Fontanals-Simmons; Stephen Gadd (Bass); Peter Hoare (Tenor); Leon McCawley (Piano); Claire Rutter (Soprano); Matilde Wallevik
  • Notes: Cadogan Hall, London, England (02/04/2011-02/05/2011)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1808

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 29 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 38 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 34 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Stefan Vladar (Piano)
  • Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
  • Running Time: 34 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano in D major, Op. 61a
  • Performer: Jenö Jandó (Piano)
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/01/1997-05/06/1997)
  • Running Time: 43 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1807-1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto"
  • Performers: Jenö Jandó (Piano); Dong-Suk Kang (Violin); Maria Kliegel (Cello)
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/01/1997-05/06/1997)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, overture, Op. 72c
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (07/04/1987-07/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1814

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (07/04/1987-07/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1800-1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (07/04/1987-07/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ruins of Athens, Op. 113 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (07/04/1987-07/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1811

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Egmont, Op. 84 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (07/04/1987-07/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809-1810

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Consecration of the House, overture Op. 124
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (07/04/1987-07/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1822

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 3 in C major, Op. 72b
  • Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
  • Notes: Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (07/04/1987-07/09/1987)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Name-Day Celebration, overture for orchestra in C major, Op. 115
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1995-05/08/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1815

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 1 in C major, Op. 138
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1995-05/08/1995)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1807

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Overture no 2 in C major, Op. 72
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1995-05/08/1995)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1804-1805

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : King Stephen, Op. 117 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1995-05/08/1995)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1811

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Music for a Knightly Ballet, WoO 1 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1995-05/08/1995)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Leonore Prohaska, WoO 96 :: 4. Funeral March
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1995-05/08/1995)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1815

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Tarpeja
  • Conductor: Béla Drahos
  • Notes: Phoenix Studio at the Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary (05/04/1995-05/08/1995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1813

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61
  • Performer: Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
  • Conductor: Kenneth Jean
  • Running Time: 46 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40
  • Conductor: Kenneth Jean
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50
  • Conductor: Kenneth Jean
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802