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Ultimate Beethoven - The Essential Masterpieces


Release Date: 11/14/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000765802   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir AshkenazyHenryk SzeryngClaudio Arrau
Conductor:  Bernard HaitinkSir Georg SoltiZubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraChicago Symphony OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
2. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
3. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
4. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
6. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
7. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 1 in G major, Op. 40 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Violin)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
8. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Henryk Szeryng (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
9. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
10. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
11. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 3. Allegro
Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 4. Allegro
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral": 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral": 2. Molto vivace
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral": 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral": 4. Presto - Allegro assai

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