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Essential Beethoven

Essential Beethoven / Various
Release Date: 02/23/2010 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 95445   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura LympanyJosef SukChristoph EschenbachPeter Donahoe,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt SanderlingRiccardo MutiAlceo GallieraSir Adrian Boult,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the FieldsMelos Ensemble London
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 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:  Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 6 in F major, Op. 68 "Pastoral": Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 2nd movement, Adagio un poco mosso by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Alceo Galliera
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
5. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61: 3rd movement - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
6. Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier": Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
7. Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8. Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120: Theme by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Peter Donahoe (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
9. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring": 4th movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin (Violin), Jeremy Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10. Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2nd movement, Allegretto - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
11. Rondo a capriccio for Piano in G major, Op. 129 "Rage Over a Lost Penny" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
12. Fidelio, Op. 72: Mir ist so wunderbar by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Helen Donath (), Helga Dernesch (), Karl Ridderbusch (),
Horst Laubenthal ()
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
13. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
14. Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major, Op. 56 "Triple Concerto": 2nd movement, Largo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello), David Oistrakh (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
15. Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy": Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  John Lill (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
16. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica": 1st movement - Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 29 Secs. 
17. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
18. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
19. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
20. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": Excerpt(s) by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
21. Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Josef Suk (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
22. Septet in E flat major, Op. 20: 3rd movement, Menuetto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos Ensemble London
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
23. Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1795; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
24. Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke": 2nd movement, Scherzo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  David Oistrakh (Violin), Sviatoslav Kushnevitzky (Cello), Lev Oborin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
25. Fidelio, Op. 72: O, welche Lust! by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Siegfried Rudolf Frese (), Werner Hollweg ()
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805/1814; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 20 Secs. 
26. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer": 3rd movement, Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Jeremy Menuhin (Piano), Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 17 Secs. 
27. Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93: 2nd movement, Allegretto scherzando by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Kurt Sanderling
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
28. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral": 4th movement, Finale - Ode to Joy by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  James Morris ()
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op.67 - I. Allegro con brio
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27 No. 2 'Moonlight': I. Adagio sostenuto
Symphony No. 6 in F, Op.68 'Pastoral': V. Allegretto (Shepherds' Hymn)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat, Op.73 'Emperor' - II. Adagio un poco mosso (1989 Digital Remaster)
Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro) - conclusion
Piano Sonata No. 29 in B Flat Major, Op.106 `Hammerklavier` (2003 Digital Remaster): II. Scherzo (Assai vivace) - Presto
Die Ruinen von Athen, Op.113: Turkish March
32 Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli in C, Op.120: Theme: Vivace - Variation 1: Alla marcia maestoso
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op.24 'Spring': IV. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op.92: Allegretto
Rondo a capriccio in G, Op.129 'Rage over a lost penny'
Fidelio (1988 Digital Remaster): Quartett - Mir ist so wunderbar
Coriolan Overture, Op.62
Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello & Piano in C Major, Op.56 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Largo
Fantasia in C Minor for Piano, Orchestra & Chorus, Op.80 - conclusion (1998 - Remaster)
Symphony No. 3 in E Flat, Op.55 'Eroica': I. Allegro con brio
25 Bagatelles: No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 'Für Elise'
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op.13 'Pathétique' (1990 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio cantabile
Egmont Overture, Op.84: Overture
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op.57 'Appassionata' (1991 Digital Remaster): Allegro assai - opening
Romances (1988 Digital Remaster): No. 2 in F, Op.50
Septet in E Flat, Op.20: Tempo di Menuetto & Trio
Minuet in G, WoO 10 No. 2
Piano Trio in B Flat, Op.97 'Archduke' (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Scherzo (Allegro) & Coda
Fidelio (1988 Digital Remaster): O welche Lust!
Violin Sonata No. 9 in A, Op.47 'Kreutzer': III. Finale (Presto)
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op.93: II. Allegretto scherzando
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': Ode to Joy

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