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Beethoven – Symphony No. 1 (Berlin Philharmonic – Karajan)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Berliner Philharmoniker) play Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan.
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Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” (Wiener Philharmoniker – Conductor: Christian Thielemann)

Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony (German Pastoral-Sinfonie). Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
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Beethoven – Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) – Karajan

Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55. Conductor: Herbert von Karajan. The symphony marks the beginning of the creative middle-period of the German composer. It also known as Sinfonia Eroica (Italian), meaning Heroic Symphony in English. It was first performed privately in early August, 1804. The first public performance was on 7 April 1805 in Vienna.
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Beethoven – Für Elise by Ivo Pogorelić

Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelić (Ivo Pogorelich, born 20 October 1958) plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as “Für Elise” or “Fuer Elise” (English: “For Elise”). Recorded at the Schloss Eckartsau, Vienna in 1987. One of the most delicate and sensitive performances of the famous piece.
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Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata Op. 27 No. 2 Mov. 1,2,3

Valentina Lisitsa plays Beethoven’s The Piano Sonata No. 14 “Quasi Una Fantasia” Opus 27 No. 2, also known as the “Moonlight Sonata”. Completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, it is one of Beethoven’s most popular compositions for the piano.

It is named “The Moonlight Sonata” by poet Ludwig Rellstab who, in 1832, had this inspiration on a moon lit night on the banks of the Lucerna River.
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Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op 67 (Wiener Philharmoniker, Thielemann)

Conducted by Christian Thielemann, theWiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op 67. Written in 1804–1808, Beethoven’s fifth is one of the best-known compositions in classical music. It is first performed in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien(1) in 1808. Then, it became one of the most frequently played symphonies.
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Beethoven – Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 (Conductor: Christian Thielemann)

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 – Vienna Singverein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Christian Thielemann.
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