Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 “Choral” (NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini – April 3, 1948)

Conducted by the legendary Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Members of the Collegiate Chorale (currently MasterVoices) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). It is Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, it is one of the best-known works in …

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” – Daniele and Maurizio Pollini – Sinfónica de Galicia

Accompanied by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia (Galicia Symphony Orchestra), Italian classical pianist Maurizio Pollini plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, the “Emperor”. Conductor: Daniele Pollini, the son of the pianist himself. Recorded live at the Palacio de la Ópera de A Coruña on November 14, 2014.

Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Riccardo Muti)

On May 7, 1824, Beethoven shared his 9th Symphony, the “Choral” with the world even though he could never hear it. On May 7, 2015 celebrate the anniversary of Beethoven’s most glorious and jubilant masterpiece with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Riccardo Muti, a prolific recording artist who has received dozens of …

Daniel Barenboim plays Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 23 “Apassionata”

Daniel Barenboim 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. From the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (No. 1-32) cycle recorded 1983-84 by Barenboim.

Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 8 Pathetique (Krystian Zimerman)

Polish classical pianist Krystian Zimerman plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique. Year of the recording: 2006.

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5 (Gustavo Dudamel)

Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67. Recorded live at the Philharmonie de Paris in 2015.

Beethoven – Symphony No.7 (Orchestre de Paris conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen)

Conducted by the Finnish conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Orchestre de Paris performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Recorded live at the Salle Pleyel on 8 March 2011. Published by the EuroArts channel.

Daniel Barenboim plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 Waldstein

Daniel Barenboim plays Ludwig Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, known as the Waldstein. From the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas Nos 1-32 cycle recorded in 1983-84.

Beethoven – Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”

Under the baton of the Dutch conductor and former violinist Bernard Haitink, who regarded as an authority on the music of Beethoven, the Berliner Philharmoniker (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) performs Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 and the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony …