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Work: Symphony no. 2 in D major, Op.36

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ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
Work typeOrchestral
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LondonSanttu conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony

© Daniel Delang
Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Philharmonia Orchestra; Santtu-Matias Rouvali; Carlos Ferreira

BarcelonaLa imaginación: Sor, Mozart y Beethoven

La imaginación: Sor, Mozart y Beethoven
Sor, Mozart, Beethoven
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono; Maria Florea; Sara Ferrández

PoitiersBeethoven – Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, Herreweghe

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées; Philippe Herreweghe

MunichMatthias Goerne & David Afkham

Zimmermann, Mahler, Beethoven
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra; David Afkham; Matthias Goerne

LisbonBeethoven’s Symphony no. 2

© Gulbenkian Música – Márcia Lessa
Ripper, Beethoven
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon; Hannu Lintu; Carla Caramujo
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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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Petrenko and the LPO explore Beethoven, Sibelius and Knussen

The London Philharmonic Orchestra © Benjamin Ealovega
Daniel Pioro reminds us of the qualities of Oliver Knussen's Violin Concerto, while Vasily Petrenko and the LPO see a pair of second symphonies in very different ways.
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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? 
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Binge-listening: a bumper Beethoven Weekender at the Barbican

Lars Vogt and the Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Allan | Barbican
Nine symphonies, five orchestras, two days: an immersive weekend as part of the Barbican's Beethoven 250 coverage featuring some of the UK's finest orchestras. 

Roll over Beethoven! Sir Roger Norrington parties like it’s 1985

Sir Roger Norrington © Manfred Esser
Norrington was at the forefront of the period instrument revolution in Beethoven performance practice. Here, he returned to the Queen Elizabeth Hall with two major key symphonies. 
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