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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That’s beautiful… A little girl drops a coin in a musician’s hat, then the magic starts to happen: the orchestra starts playing Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 in the street!
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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. The piece 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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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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Conducted by Christian Thielemann, the Wiener Philharmoniker (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) and Wiener Singverein perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125. Recorded at Wiener Musikverein in April 2010.
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