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Release Date: 10/14/2003 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000111302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas ZukermanEmil GilelsVladimir AshkenazyStephen Kovacevich,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre MonteuxFrederick FennellDaniel BarenboimAntal Doráti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraI MusiciEastman-Rochester Pops,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 29 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:  Pierre Monteux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2. Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
3. Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Frederick Fennell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eastman-Rochester Pops
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pinchas Zukerman (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 3 Secs. 
6. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs. 
8. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Backhaus (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 
10. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 3rd movement, Allegro vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11. Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: no 18, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 23 Secs. 
12. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
13. Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture in E major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Masur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
14. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": 1st movement, Allegro ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 22 Secs. 
15. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 4th movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
16. Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "Razumovsky": 4th movement, Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805-1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 19 Secs. 
17. Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17: Allegro moderato by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Barry Tuckwell (French Horn)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
18. Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest": 3rd movement, Allegretto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 28 Secs. 
19. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93: 3rd movement, Tempo di Menuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
20. Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke": 2nd movement, Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beaux Arts Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
21. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Alla marcia by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano), Stuart Burrows (Tenor),
Martti Talvela (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 18 Minutes 23 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67: 1. Allegro con brio
Minuet in G, WoO 10 No.2
The Ruins of Athens, Op.113: 4. Turkish March
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61: 3. Rondo. Allegro - Cadenza: Fritz Kreisler
Piano Sonata No.14 In C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 2. Adagio cantabile
Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92: 2. Allegretto
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica": 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: No.16 Finale. Allegretto
Music to Goethe's Tragedy "Egmont" op.84
Overture "Fidelio", Op.72c
Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral": 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring": 4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
String Quartet No.9 in C, Op.59 No.3 - "Rasumovsky No. 3": 4. Allegro molto
Sonata for Horn and Piano in F, Op.17: 1. Allegro moderato
Piano Trio No.7 in B flat, Op.97 "Archduke": 2. Scherzo (Allegro)
Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31 No.2 -"Tempest": 3. Allegretto
Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93: 3.Tempo di menuetto
Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral" - 4.: 4. Presto - allegro assai (excerpt)

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