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Beethoven: 30 of the Best / Various


Release Date: 04/24/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578350  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenNicolas Gombert
Performer:  Silvia CápováInga NielsenBoris GiltburgTakako Nishizaki,   ... 
Conductor:  Richard EdlingerJohannes WildnerMichael HalászBéla Drahos,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zagreb Philharmonic OrchestraPhilharmonia CassoviaKodály String Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beethoven is regarded by many to be the greatest composer who ever lived, and this collection presents 30 essential recordings of his most well-known works. From the beautiful moods of lamentation in the ‘Moonlight’ Sonata to the amorous sophistication of Für Elise, and from the heroism of Fidelio to the mighty finale of the ‘Choral’ Symphony, every significant facet of Beethoven’s monumental achievement is represented in this collection of exemplary performances from the Naxos catalogue. 2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and the catalogues are already filling up with new releases to mark this significant event. What better then, to have a comprehensive audio guide to the best of his orchestral, chamber, vocal and Read more piano music, providing an entertaining collection for both pleasure and discovery and a springboard into an entire world of great music that recently found its summit in our 90-album boxed set of Beethoven’s complete works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Cassovia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Silvia Cápová (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky": 4th movement, Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
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 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": 3rd movement, Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": 2nd movement, Adagio molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Ethella Chuprik (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
9.
King Stephan, Op. 117: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Boris Giltburg (Piano)
Conductor:  Vasily Petrenko
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Polonaise for Piano in C major, Op. 89 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Cassovia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123: Credo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Robynne Redmon (Mezzo-soprano), James Taylor (Tenor), Jay Baylon (Bass-baritone),
Lori Phillips (Soprano)
Conductor:  Kenneth Schermerhorn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nashville Symphony Orchestra,  Nashville Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Variations (12) for Cello and Piano in F major on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", Op. 66: Variation 12 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello), Nina Tichman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Cassovia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 6 in E flat major, Op. 70 no 2: 3rd movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Piano Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110: 1st movement, Moderato cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Op. 21: 1st movement, Adagio molto-Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Béla Drahos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Septet in E flat major, Op. 20: 5th movement, Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gyorgy Eder (Cello), Levente Filip (Viola), Júlia Gábor (Bassoon),
Sándor Berki (Horn), Zsolt Szatmári (Clarinet), János Selmeczi (Violin),
István Tóth (Double Bass)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Sextet for 2 Horns and Strings in E flat major, Op. 81b: 1st movement, Allegro con brio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gyözö Máthé (Viola), Ildikó Hegyi (Violin), János Keveházi (Horn),
Jeno Kevehazi (Horn), Péter Popa (Violin), Péter Szabó (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Contradances (12), WoO 14: Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jenö Jandó (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Symphony no 4 in B flat major, Op. 60: 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Johannes Wildner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Cassovia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Alexander Rahbari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belgian Radio And Television Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Endre Hegedus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 2nd movement, Adagio molto espressivo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Attila Falvay (Violin), Mária Kovalszki (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Balázs Szokolay (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Johannes Wehner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Cassovia
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke": 2nd movement, Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jenö Jandó (Piano), Takako Nishizaki (Violin), Csaba Onczay (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Michael Pabst (Tenor), Robert Holzer (Bass-baritone), Diane Elias (Contralto),
Gabriele Lechner (Soprano)
Conductor:  Richard Edlinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra,  Zagreb Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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