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Essential Beethoven - 24 Of His Greatest Masterpieces


Release Date: 06/12/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 468530   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur GrumiauxVladimir AshkenazyStephen KovacevichAlfred Brendel,   ... 
Conductor:  Bernard HaitinkAntal DorátiGeorge SzellAlceo Galliera,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Octet members,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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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:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
2.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest": 3rd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7.
Septet in E flat major, Op. 20: 5th movement, Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Octet members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 2nd movement, Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 34 Secs. 
9.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin)
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
12.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 5th movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
15.
Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130: 5th movement, Cavatina by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
16.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126: no 6, Presto - Andante amabile e con moto in E flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
17.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 4th movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
18.
Minuets (12) for Orchestra, WoO 7: no 11 in C major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 3rd movement, Presto agitato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 36 Secs. 
20.
In questa tomba oscura, WoO 133 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Piero Gamba
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranger: Alexander Faris. 
21.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Mir ist so wunderbar by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Hans Sotin (Bass), Sona Ghazarian (Soprano), Hildegard Behrens (Soprano),
David Kuebler (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
22.
Fidelio, Op. 72: O, welche Lust! by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Philip Kraus (Bass), Robert Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
23.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James King (Tenor), Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano),
Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Only an excerpt of this piece is performed. 
24.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93: 4th movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92: 2. Allegretto
Violin Romance No.2 in F, Op.50
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"
Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 -"Tempest": 3. Allegretto
Septet in E flat, Op.20: 5. Scherzo (Allegro molto e vivace)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, Op.37: 2. Largo
Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93: 4. Allegro vivace
Overture "Egmont", op.84
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major, Op.19: 3. Rondo (Molto allegro)
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 2. Adagio cantabile
String Quartet No.13 in B flat, Op.130: 5. Cavatina ( Adagio molto espressivo)
6 Bagatelles, Op.126: 6. Presto - Andante amabile e con moto
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring": 4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
12 Minuets, WoO 7: No. 11
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 3. Presto
In questa tomba oscura, WoO.133
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "Mir ist so wunderbar"
Fidelio op.72 / Act 1: "O welche Lust, in freier Luft den Atem leicht zu heben!"
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" / 4.: 4. Presto - allegro assai (excerpt)

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