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The Most Relaxing Beethoven Album In The World... Ever!


Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 53367   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel BarenboimEmil GilelsPinchas ZukermanJacqueline Du Pré,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo MutiGeorge SzellJeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia OrchestraCleveland OrchestraAlban Berg String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36: 2nd movement, Larghetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 1 no 2: 2nd movement, Largo con espressione by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin), Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1794 - 1795). 
5. Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, Op. 74 "Harp": 2nd movement, Adagio... by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Günter Pichler (Violin), Gerhard Schulz (Violin), Hatto Beyerle (Viola),
Valentin Erben (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alban Berg String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 29 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 2nd movement, Adagio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 3rd movement, Adagio molto e cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 16 Minutes 4 Secs. 
8. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 30 no 1: 2nd movement, Adagio molto espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801-1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1801 - 1802). 
9. Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130: 5th movement, Cavatina by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gerhard Schulz (Violin), Günter Pichler (Violin), Thomas Kakuska (Viola),
Valentin Erben (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Alban Berg String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1825-1826; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10. Sonata for Piano no 11 in B flat major, Op. 22: 2nd mvt, Adagio con molto espressione by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 31 Secs. 
11. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 2nd movement, Andante molto mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 12 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Frank Peter Zimmermann (Violin)
Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 55 Secs. 
13. Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21: 2nd movement, Andante cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 1 no 1: 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jacqueline Du Pré (Cello), Pinchas Zukerman (Violin), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1794 - 1795). 
15. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op.13 'Pathétique': II. Adagio cantabile
Symphony No. 2 in D Op. 36: II. Larghetto
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor 'Moonlight' Op. 27 No. 2 (1986 Digital Remaster): I. Adagio sostenuto
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5, 'Emperor' Op. 73 (1996 Digital Remaster): Adagio un poco mosso
Piano Trio No. 2 in G major Op. 1 No. 2 (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Largo con espressione
String Quartet No. 10 in E flat 'Harp' Op. 74 (1998 Digital Remaster): II Adagio ma non troppo
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, 'Choral' Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A Op. 30 No. 1 (1999 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio molto espressivo
String Quartet No. 13 in B flat Op. 130: V. Cavatina (Adagio molto espressivo)
Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major Op. 22 (1989 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio con molta espressione
Symphony No. 6 in F, 'Pastoral' Op. 68: II. Scene by the brook
Romanze für Violine und Orchester Nr.2 F-dur op.50
Symphony No. 1 in C Op. 21: II. Andante cantabile con moto
Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major Op.1 No.1 (2001 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio cantabile
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor 'Pathétique' Op. 13 (1986 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio cantabile

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