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Beethoven - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 08/09/1994 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64052   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Philippe EntremontLeon FleisherCarolyn WatkinsonDennis O'Neill,   ... 
Conductor:  Leonard BernsteinEugene OrmandyWilliam SmithSir Colin Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York PhilharmonicPhiladelphia OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 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:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Frost 
3.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  William Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Smith 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Philippe Entremont (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 56 Secs. 
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 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
7.
Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
9.
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 
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Carolyn Watkinson (Mezzo Soprano), Dennis O'Neill (Tenor), Suzanne Murphy (Soprano),
Gwynne Howell (Bass)
Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Tallis Chamber Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 17 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Minuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2
Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59)
First Movement (Adagio sostenuto) from Sonata No. 14 for Piano in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight"
Turkish March from Ruins of Athens, Op. 113
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
Egmont Overture, Op. 84
III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace from Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica"
III. Rondo. Allegro from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
Presto-Rezitativo "O Freunde, nicht diese Tone" - Allegro assai from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral"

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Wonderful Introduction to Ludwig. November 14, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "I don't usually favor discs that feature short excerpts from major works, but I think that this CD is a great introduction to probably the greatest composer who ever lived. I would highly recommend it to a person who is just becoming familiar with classical music and wants to know more about it. The disc includes a few of Beethoven's briefer and more popular pieces in full, such as Fur Elise, the Minuet in G Major, the Turkish March and the Egmont Overture. Also included are movements from the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th Symphonies as well as excerpts from Moonlight Sonata and the Emperor Piano Concerto. Performers include the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and others, as well as featuring conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Eugene Ormandy, Michael Tilson Thomas and others. All in all, it is an ideal offering to get a youngster or somebody new to the genre off on the right foot and encourage him or her to pursue classical music and LVB in particular. Recommended." Report Abuse
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