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Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)

March 2018
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BarcelonaBeethoven's Emperor

Beethoven's Emperor
Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono; Saleem Ashkar

La CoruñaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Beethoven, Brahms
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; David Grimal

Vero Beach, FloridaAcademy of St Martin in the Fields

Meyer, Wieniawski, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

LondonPiccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [3]

Piccadilly Chamber Music Series: The Complete Beethoven Piano Trios [3]
Beethoven, Pärt, Mendelssohn
Matthew Jones; Gabriella Swallow; Warren Mailley-Smith

LondonIconic classics for piano and strings

Iconic classics for piano and strings
Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Schubert
Eugenia Russell; Klimis Voskidis; Esen Nikolas Gjylaci
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A polished London debut recital from George Li

George Li © Simon Fowler
The Chinese American pianist gives a confident, purposeful performance, without his personality quite shining through.
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Forever young: Blomstedt leads LA Phil in Beethoven and Sibelius

Herbert Blomstedt © U.K. Lengemann
Blomstedt’s lean and athletic performances of Beethoven’s and Sibelius’ second symphonies go to show that age really is just a number. 
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Norrington and the SWR in heroic vein

Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
An overture, a concerto and a symphony by the incomparable Beethoven delivered with heroic commitment by the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Sir Roger Norrington and Francesco Piemontesi.
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Quatuor Ébène shines in rarely performed and standard repertoire

Quatuor Ébène © Julien Mignot
Ébène Quartet’s musical ebb and flow brings to mind Proust’s words to Fauré, that he was “intoxicated by his music”.  
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Successful resurrection of Farrenc's Third Symphony by Insula Orchestra

Laurence Equilbey conducts Insula Orchestra © Mark Allan | Barbican
There's a strong chance that the majority of the audience had never seen Louise Farrenc's Third Symphony before; conductor Laurence Equilbey made a strong case for repeat performances.
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List of works
12 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.120Adelaïde, Op.46Ah! perfido, Op.65Allegretto in E flat major, Hess 48Andante Favori in F major, WoO 57AppassionataAria 'No, non turbati', WoO 99Bagatelle in A-flat major, Op. 33, No.7Cantata 'on the Death of Emperor Joseph II', WoO 87Cello 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.2Coriolan overture, Op.62Die Grosse FugeDuo for viola and cello 'mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern', WoO 32Egmont (overture and incidental music to Goethe's tragedy), Op.84Egmont, Op.84: Die Trommel gerühretEgmont, Op.84: OvertureElegischer Gesang (Elegiac Song), Op.118Eleven new Bagatelles for piano, Op.119Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus, and orchestra 'Choral Fantasy', Op.80FidelioFidelio, Op.72: Abscheulicher, wo eislt du hin ... Komm, HoffnungFidelio, Op.72: OvertureFifteen 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.17Kakadu Variations, Op.121aLeonore Overture no. 2, Op.72aLeonore Overture no. 3, Op.72bLeonore Overture no.1, Op.138LiederMass in C major, Op.86Mass in D Major “Missa solemnis”, Op.123Oratorio "Christus am Ölberge" (Christ on the Mount of Olives), Op.85Piano Concerto in D major, Op.61aPiano 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 Sonata no. 10 in G major, Op.14 no.2Piano Sonata no. 11 in B flat major, Op.22Piano 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. 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. 19 in G minor, Op.49 no.1Piano Sonata no. 2 in A major, Op.2 no.2Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major "Waldstein", Op.53Piano Sonata no. 22 in F major, Op.54Piano Sonata no. 23 in F minor 'Appassionata', Op.57Piano Sonata no. 24 in F sharp major, "A Thérèse", Op.78Piano Sonata no. 26 in E flat major "Les Adieux", Op.81aPiano 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. 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 Trio in B flat major "Gassenhauer", Op.11Piano Trio no. 1 in E flat major, Op.1 no.1Piano Trio no. 10, Op.44Piano Trio no. 11, Op.121Piano Trio no. 2 in G major, Op.1 no.2Piano Trio no. 3 in C minor, Op.1 no.3Piano Trio no. 5 in D major "Ghost", Op.70 no.1Piano Trio no. 6 in E flat major, Op.70 no.2Piano Trio no. 7 in B flat major 'Archduke', Op.97Piano Trio no. 8 in E flat major, WoO 38Piano Trio, Op.63Piano quartet in E flat major, Op.16Polonaise in C major, Op.89Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, Op.16Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op.40Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op.50Rondino in E flat, WoO 25Septet in E flat major, Op.20Serenade 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.71Sextet in E flat major, Op.81bSix Bagatelles for piano, Op.126Six variations on an original theme for piano in F major, Op.34Song cycle 'An die ferne Geliebte', Op.98String Quartet Op.130 with Grosse Fuge Op.133String Quartet in F (arr of Piano Sonata Op.14 no.1), Hess 34String 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 Quintet in C major, Op.29String Trio in C minor, Op.9 no.3String Trio no. 1 in E flat major, Op.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. 8 in F major, Op.93Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125: Ode to Joy finaleThe Creatures of Prometheus (die Geschöpfe des Prometheus), Op.43The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43: OvertureTriple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano in C major, Op.56Twelve variations for piano and violin ' on "Se vuol ballare", WoO 44bViolin Concerto in D major, Op.61Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op.23Violin Sonata in F major, "Spring", Op.24: ScherzoViolin Sonata no. 10 in G major, Op.96Violin 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.47Wind octet in E flat major, Op.103