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The Very Best Of Beethoven


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8552105-06   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jénö JandóAttila FalvayGábor FiasTamás Szabo,   ... 
Conductor:  Béla DrahosStephen GunzenhauserKenneth JeanMichael Halász,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy SinfoniaSlovak Philharmonic OrchestraKodály String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1995 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky": 4th movement, Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Attila Falvay (Violin), Gábor Fias (Viola), Tamás Szabo (Violin),
György Éder (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1998 
Venue:  Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin)
Conductor:  Kenneth Jean
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1988 
Venue:  Reduta Concert Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6. Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Inga Nielsen (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Language: German 
7. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1995 
Venue:  Phoenix Studio, Italian Institute 
Length: 11 Minutes 4 Secs. 
9. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1995 
Venue:  Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Balázs Szokolay (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123: Benedictus by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jay Baylon (Bass Baritone), James Taylor (Tenor), Lori Phillips (Soprano),
Robynne Redmon (Mezzo Soprano), Mary Kathryn Van Osdale (Violin)
Conductor:  Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nashville Symphony Orchestra,  Nashville Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 23 Secs. 
12. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 2nd movement, Adagio molto espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
14. Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 35 Secs. 
15. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1995 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
16. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69: 3rd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Nina Tichman (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69: 4th movement, Allegro vivace." 
17. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69: 4th movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Nina Tichman (Piano), Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Sonata for Cello and Piano no 3 in A major, Op. 69: 3rd movement, Adagio cantabile." 
18. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ruxandra Donose (Mezzo Soprano), Manfred Fink (Tenor), Claudio Otelli (Bass Baritone),
Hasmik Papian (Soprano)
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia,  Nicolaus Esterházy Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1996 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 13 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: German 
19. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": 3rd movement, Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stefan Vladar (Piano)
Conductor:  Barry Wordsworth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1988 
Venue:  Slovak Philharmonic Hall, Bratislava 
Length: 10 Minutes 4 Secs. 
21. Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke": 2nd movement, Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Csaba Onczay (Cello), Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jénö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1991 
Venue:  Sashalom Reformed Church, Budapest 
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59, No. 3, "Rasumovsky": String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 59/3, "Razumovsky": IV. Allegro molto
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: III. Rondo: Allegro
Fidelio, Op. 72: Act I: No. 9 Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin?
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": II. Adagio cantabile
Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": I. Pleasant, cheerful feelings aroused on approaching the countryside: Allegro ma non troppo
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer": III. Finale: Presto
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": Rondo: Allegro
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55, "Eroica": III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59, "Fur Elise"
Mass in D major, Op. 123, "Missa Solemnis": Benedictus
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24, "Spring": II. Adagio molto espressivo
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: III. Rondo (Vivace)
Andante in F major, WoO 57, "Andante favori"
Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97, "Archduke": Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto
Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97, "Archduke": II. Scherzo
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral": Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69: III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Finale: Presto - Allegro assai (excerpt)

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