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Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

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ValenciaBeethoven Festival. 30th Anniversary Palau de la Música

Beethoven
Orquesta de Valencia; Yaron Traub; David Fray

RigaBeethoven and Schubert

Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Webern
Gunta Abele; Gérard Wyss

LondonLunchtime Recital - XinRu Chen (piano)

Bach, Beethoven, Schumann
XinRu Chen, Piano

SingaporeA Weekend with Beethoven

Beethoven
Singapore Symphony Orchestra; Long Yu; Serena Wang

ParisProkofiev, Shostakovich, Beethoven

Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Beethoven
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Ludovic Morlot; Xavier Phillips
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Good hunting and friendly conversation

A well-balanced programme drew a large crowd to Wigmore Hall for a diet of high fibre Beethoven, crunchy Bartók and, joined by young Russian pianist Anna Vinnitskaya, Schumann’s delicious Piano Quintet.
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Full of the joys of spring in Beethoven

Soon to be seventy, Murray Perahia and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields give full expression to the life force that is Beethoven, in their continuing cycle of the piano concertos.
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Benjamin Grosvenor’s Chicago debut

The pianist’s ability to easily bring out the melodic qualities, the shifts in mood and color from amidst the swirling pyrotechnics is remarkable for someone so young.
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Beethoven cello sonatas à la française

Phillips and Guy produce a French-accented rendering of three cello sonatas, favouring elegance and crystal clarity over overt romantics.
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Bamberg Symphony plays a rain-drenched LA

The Bamberg sound remains particularly noticeable in the unanimity and broad, rich beauty of the strings and the sublimely eloquent woodwinds, and the musical authority that lies in the roots of its history. 
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List of works
12 Variations on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen, Op.6612 Variations on a theme by Handel from Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 4532 variations on an original theme in C minor for piano, WoO 8033 variations for piano in C major 'Diabelli Variations', Op.120Adagio Hammerklavier (1973)Adelaïde, Op.46Ah! perfido, Op.65Andante and variations for mandolin and harpsichord, WoO 44bBagatelle for piano in A minor 'Für Elise', WoO 59Beethoven: Trio Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano Op.11Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op.69Cello Sonata no. 1 in F major, Op.5 no.1Cello Sonata no. 2 in G minor, Op.5 no.2Cello Sonata no. 4 in C major, Op.102 no.1Cello Sonata no. 5 in D major , Op.102 no.2Clarinet Trio no. 4 in B flat major "Gassenhauer", Op.11Coriolan overture, Op.62Die Grosse FugeDuo for clarinet and bassoon in C major, WoO 27/1Duo for clarinet and bassoon in F major, WoO 27/2Duo for viola and cello 'mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern', WoO 32Egmont (overture and incidental music to Goethe's tragedy), Op.84Egmont op. 84Egmont, Op.84: OvertureEight variations for piano four hands 'on a theme by Count Waldstein', WoO 67Eleven new Bagatelles for piano, Op.119Excerpts from String QuartetsFantasia in C minor for piano, chorus, and orchestra 'Choral Fantasy', Op.80FidelioFidelio, Op.72: OvertureFidelio, Op.72: finaleFifteen variations and fugue for piano in E flat major "Eroica Variations", Op.35Grosse Fuge - fugue for string quartet in B flat major, Op.133Grosse Fuge arranged for piano (4 hands), Op.134Horn Sonata in F major, Op.17Leonore Overture no. 2, Op.72aLeonore Overture no. 3, Op.72bLeonore Overture no.1, Op.138Mailied, Op.52 no.4Mass in C major, Op.86: GloriaMass in C major, Op.86: Sanctus and BenedictusMass in D Major “Missa solemnis”, Op.123Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage) for chorus, Op.112Nine variations for piano 'on a march by Ernst Christoph Dressler', WoO 63Overture and incidental music 'Die Ruinen von Athen', Op.113Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, Op.58Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73Piano Quartet no. 1 in E flat major, WoO 36 No. 1Piano Quartet no. 3 in C major, WoO 36Piano Sonata no. 1 in F minor, Op.2 no.1Piano Sonata no. 10 in G major, Op.14 no.2Piano Sonata no. 11 in B flat major, Op.22Piano Sonata no. 12 in A flat major, Op.26Piano Sonata no. 13 in E flat major "quasi una fantasia", Op.27 no.1Piano Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight", Op.27 no.2Piano Sonata no. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight", Op.27 no.2: Adagio sostenutoPiano Sonata no. 15 in D major, Op.28 “Pastoral”Piano Sonata no. 16 in G major, Op.31 no.1Piano Sonata no. 17 in D minor "Tempest", Op.31 no.2Piano Sonata no. 18 in E flat major "Hunt", Op.31 no.3Piano Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.2 no.2Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major "Waldstein", Op.53Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op.57Piano Sonata no. 24 in F sharp major, "A Thérèse", Op.78Piano Sonata no. 25 in G major, Op.79Piano Sonata no. 27 in E minor, Op.90Piano Sonata no. 28 in A major, Op.101Piano Sonata no. 29 in B flat major "Hammerklavier", Op.106Piano Sonata no. 3 in C major, Op.2 no.3Piano Sonata no. 30 in E major, Op.109Piano Sonata no. 31 in A flat major, Op.110Piano Sonata no. 32 in C minor, Op.111Piano Sonata no. 4 in E flat major, Op.7Piano Sonata no. 5 in C minor, Op.10 no.1Piano Sonata no. 6 in F major, Op.10 no. 2Piano Sonata no. 7 in D major, Op.10 no.3Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor "Pathétique", Op.13Piano Sonata no. 9 in E major, Op.14 no.1Piano Trio No. 11, Op.121Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major 'Archduke', Op.97Piano Trio no. 1 in E flat major, Op.1 no.1Piano Trio no. 2 in G major, Op.1 no.2Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor, Op.1 no.3Piano Trio no. 4 in B flat, Op.11Piano Trio no. 5 in D major "Ghost", Op.70 no.1Piano Trio no. 6 in E flat major, Op.70 no.2Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, Op.16Razumovsky Quartet, Op.59 no.1: Adagio Molto e MestoRomance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op.40Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op.50Rondo Capriccio for piano in G major 'Rage over a lost penny', Op.129Rondo for piano and violin in G major, WoO 41Rondo in G major, Op.51 no.2Septet in E flat major, Op.20Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola in D major, Op.25Serenade for string trio in D major, Op.8Seven Bagatelles for piano, Op.33Seven variations for cello and piano on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", WoO 46Sextet in E flat major for 2 horns, 2 clarinets and two bassoons, Op.71Six Bagatelles for piano, Op.126Song 'Neue Liebe neues Leben ', Op.75 no.2Song cycle 'An die ferne Geliebte', Op.98String Quartet Op.130 with Grosse Fuge Op.133String Quartet no. 1 in F major, Op.18 no.1String Quartet no. 10 in E flat major, "Harp", Op.74String Quartet no. 11 in F minor, "Serioso", Op.95String Quartet no. 12 in E flat major, Op.127String Quartet no. 13 in B flat major, Op.130String Quartet no. 14 in C sharp minor, Op.131String Quartet no. 15 in A minor, Op.132String Quartet no. 16 in F major, Op.135String Quartet no. 2 in G major, Op.18 no.2String Quartet no. 3 in D major, Op.18 no.3String Quartet no. 4 in C minor, Op.18 no.4String Quartet no. 5 in A major, Op.18 no.5String Quartet no. 6 in B flat major, Op.18 no.6String Quartet no. 7 in F major, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.1String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.2String Quartet no. 9 in C major, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.3String Trio in C minor, Op.9 no.3Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.36Symphony no. 3 in E flat major "Eroica", Op.55Symphony no. 4 in B flat major, Op.60Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92Symphony no. 7: AllegrettoSymphony no. 8 in F major, Op.93Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125The Creatures of Prometheus (die Geschöpfe des Prometheus), Op.43The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: OvertureTrioTriple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano in C major, Op.56Twelve Irish folksongs, WoO 145Twelve variations for cello and piano '"See the conqu'ring hero comes", WoO 50Twelve variations for piano 'on the Russian dance from Das Waldmädchen', WoO 77Variations in C on Là ci darem la mano from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, WoO.28Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op.23Violin Sonata no. 1 in D major, Op.12 no.1Violin Sonata no. 10 in G major, Op.96Violin Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.12 no.2Violin Sonata no. 3 in E flat major, Op.12 no.3Violin Sonata no. 5 in F major "Fruhling (Spring)", Op.24Violin Sonata no. 6 in A major, Op.30 no.1Violin Sonata no. 7 in C minor, Op.30 no.2Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major, Op.30 no.3Violin sonata No. 9 in A major, 'Kreutzer', Op.47Violinsonate in F-Dur, Op.24 "Frühlingssonate": ScherzoWellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria (Wellington's Victory, or The Battle of Vitoria), Op.91Wind octet in E flat major, Op.103for four voices and string quartet 'Elegischer Gesang', Op.118