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The Essential Beethoven


Release Date: 09/03/1999 
Label:  Sony Classical Essential Classics Catalog #: 64093   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lazar BermanPhilippe EntremontRobert CasadesusZino Francescatti,   ... 
Conductor:  George SzellEugene OrmandyBruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland OrchestraPhiladelphia OrchestraColumbia Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 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:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Robert Casadesus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 
5.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Zino Francescatti (Violin)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky": 4th movement, Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Donald Bell (Bass), Richard Lewis (Tenor), Adele Addison (Soprano),
Jane Hobson (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
Minuet in G Major
Für Elise, Wo0.59
I. Adagio sostenuto from Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor for Piano, Op. 27, No. 2 "Moonlight" (Instrumental)
Turkish March from Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
III. Rondo: Allegro from Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra (Instrumental)
II. Adagio cantabile from Sonata No. 8 for Piano in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique"
IV. Allegro molto from Quartet No. 9 for Strings in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3 "Rasumovsky" (Instrumental)
III. Rondo: Allegro from Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73 "Emperor" (Instrumental)
Fidelio Overture, Op. 72
Presto - Recitativo: O Freunde, nicht diese Tone! (Final Chorus on Schiller's "Ode to Joy") from Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" (Excerpt)

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