100 Best Beethoven ()

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composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

The trouble with anthology recordings of this kind is that at root, just as with any other kind of music, a great classical performance depends less on a set of abstract qualities of excellence than on a creative response to a given set of circumstances. That said, this six-disc outing does better than most with the particularly difficult problem of offering a reasonable sample of Beethoven's music. Britain's EMI label has a deep catalog of recordings under its control, and the set can reach back to the late '50s for ...

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  1. Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21: 4. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace
  2. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36: 3. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio
  3. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55: 1. Allegro con brio (Opening)
  4. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55: 3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace (Conclusion)
  5. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60: 3. Menuetto. Allegro vivace - Trio. Un poco meno allegro
  6. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: 1. Allegro con brio
  7. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: 5. Allegretto. Shepherds' Hymn of Thanksgiving after the Storm (Conclusion)
  8. Egmont, incidental music, Op. 84: Overture
  9. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: 1. Vivace (Extract)
  10. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2. Allegretto (Opening)
  11. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: 4. Allegro con brio
  12. Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: 2. Allegretto scherzando
  13. Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93: 4. Allegro vivace (Conclusion)
  14. The Ruins of Athens, incidental music, Op. 113: Turkish March
  15. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: 4. Ode to Joy
  16. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 1. Allegro ma non troppo (Opening)
  17. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 2. Larghetto (Opening)
  18. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 3. Rondo (Conclusion)
  19. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: 1. Allegro con brio (Orchestral introduction)
  20. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: 2. Largo
  21. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19: 3. Rondo. Molto allegro
  22. Romance for violin & orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40: (Opening)
  23. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37: 1. Allegro con brio (Opening)
  24. Romance for violin & orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50: (Opening)
  25. Concerto for piano, violin, cello & orchestra in C major ("Triple Concerto"), Op. 56: 2. Largo
  26. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: 2. Andante con moto
  27. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: 3. Rondo. Vivace (Extract)
  28. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 1. Allegro (Extract)
  29. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 2. Adagio un poco mosso (Conclusion)
  30. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 3. Rondo. Allegro (Extract)
  31. Fantasia for piano, chorus, and orchestra ("Choral Fantasy"), Op. 80: (Conclusion)
  32. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13
  33. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto (Extract)
  34. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  35. Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major ("Pastoral"), Op. 28: 4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
  36. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), Op. 31/2: 3. Allegretto
  37. Minuet for piano in G major, WoO 10/2
  38. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major ("Waldstein"), Op. 53: 1. Allegro con brio (Opening)
  39. Variations (6) on an original theme, for piano in D major, Op. 76: Theme. Allegro risoluto & 6 Variations
  40. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Op. 57: 1. Allegro assai (Opening)
  41. Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major ("Les Adieux"), Op. 81a: 1. Das Lebwohl. Adagio - Allegro
  42. Variations (33) on a waltz by Diabelli, for piano in C major ("Diabelli Variations"), Op. 120: Theme. Vivace
  43. Variations (33) on a waltz by Diabelli, for piano in C major ("Diabelli Variations"), Op. 120: Variation 1. Alla marcia maestoso
  44. Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major ("Hammerklavier"), Op. 106: 2. Scherzo. Assai vivace - Presto
  45. Bagatelles (6) for piano, Op. 126
  46. Rondo a Capriccio, for piano in G major ("Rage Over a Lost Penny"), Op. 129
  47. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24: 1. Allegro (Extract)
  48. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24: 2. Adagio molto espressivo
  49. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24: 3. Scherzo. Allegro molto
  50. Sonata for violin & piano No. 5 in F major ("Spring"), Op. 24: 4. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
  51. Sonata for cello & piano No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo
  52. Sonata for violin & piano No. 2
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