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Work: Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21

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ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeOrchestral
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AmsterdamFlanders Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony No. 1

Het Concertgebouw
Finzi, Beethoven
Flanders Symphony Orchestra; Kristiina Poska; Annelien Van Wauwe

ParisStaatskapelle Berlin plays Beethoven I

Beethoven
Staatskapelle Berlin; Daniel Barenboim

BolognaRoberto Abbado / Alexander Melnikov

Beethoven
Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna; Roberto Abbado; Alexander Melnikov

BilbaoConcierto de Navidad: todo Beethoven

Concierto de Navidad: todo Beethoven
Beethoven
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Enrique Azurza; Laura Delgado; Sociedad Coral de Bilbao; Erik Nielsen
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Peter Mattei's moving Mahler in Gothenburg season opener

Manfred Honeck, Peter Mattei and the Gothenburg SO © Måns Pär Fogelberg | Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Baritone Peter Mattei brought both musical sensitivity as well as almost Berg-ian drama to Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, ably supported by Manfred Honeck and the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, in a successful livestream concert. 
***11
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Two “Firsts” as Beethoven opens the Pärnu Music Festival

Harry Traksmann and Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
While Kalle Randalu proves an amiable soloist in the First Piano Concerto, it is Beethoven the firebrand who startles in Paavo Järvi's account of the First Symphony with the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra.
***11
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Three's a crowd: the Vienna Philharmonic packs in Beethoven 1, 2 and 3

Andris Nelsons and the Wiener Philharmoniker © Daniel Dittus
At Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie, the Wiener Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons launch a chronological cycle of Beethoven's nine symphonies with the first three sticks of dynamite.
*****
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Beethoven symphonies regarded as chamber music by the ACO

Richard Tognetti and the ACO © Simon van Boxtel
To mark #Beethoven250, the Australian Chamber Orchestra plays his first three symphonies in concert. But can one eat three delicious desserts in one sitting? 
****1
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Radiant Tabakova and breezy Beethoven from Aurora Orchestra

Alexandra Wood and Sébastien Van Kuijk play Tabakova's Dawn © Nick Rutter
A month into the year-long "Nature Unwrapped" programme at Kings Place, it was the turn of its resident Aurora Orchestra to contribute to the series.
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