Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 23 “Apassionata” (Pierre-Laurent Aimard)

French classical pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 (popularly known as the Appassionata, meaning “passionate” in Italian), one of the greatest and most technically challenging piano sonatas of the composer. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on 12 February 2016. Published by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio […]

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein” (Lucas Jussen)

Dutch classical pianist Lucas Jussen plays Ludwig Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, commonly known as the “Waldstein”. Recorded at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea in 2014.

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 1 (Khatia Buniatishvili)

Accompanied by the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Georgian classical pianist Khatia Buniatishvili performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15. Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Recorded in July 2015.

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 (Radio Kamer Filharmonie and Groot Omroepkoor)

Conducted by the Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, Radio Kamer Filharmonie (Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the repertoire of classical […]

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” (Glenn Gould) (1970)

Accompanied by Toronto Symphony Orchestra, one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists, Glenn Gould performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor”. Conductor: Karel Ančerl.

Beethoven – Coral Phantasy (Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic, Francesch)

Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker), Wiener Jeunesse Choir and the Uruguay-born Swiss pianist Homero Francesch as a soloist perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80; simply known as the “Choral Fantasy”.

Beethoven – Missa Solemnis (Thielemann)

Conducted by Christian Thielemann, the Staatskapelle Dresden and Dresden State Opera Chorus perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123. Soloists: Krassimira Stoyanova: soprano, Elīna Garanča: mezzo-soprano, Michael Schade: tenor, Franz-Josef Selig: bass. Live recording in Dresden, February 2010.

Beethoven – Violin Sonata No. 9 (Kreutzer) – Leonid Kogan, Nina Kogan

The great Ukraine-born Soviet violinist of 20th century, Leonid Kogan, and his daughter Nina Kogan perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 9 Opus 47, commonly known as the “Kreutzer Sonata”.

Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 (Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Daniele Pollini)

Conducted by Daniele Pollini, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the A Coruña Opera Palace. Published by the Sinfónica de Galicia channel.

Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” (Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli)

Considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, the Italian classical pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (5 January 1920 – 12 June 1995) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, popularly known as the “Emperor”. Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Wiener Symphoniker) conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini (9 May 1914 […]