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Beethoven

complete - Jaap Schroder and Jos van Immerseel (DHM)

Gidon Kremer/Martha Argerich DG 445 652-2GH

Op.24 Grumiaux/Arrau (PHONOGRAM)

Op.24 & 47 Menuhin/Kempff (DG 459 356-2)

c) Cello Sonatas 

Complete - Wallfisch/York EMI CD-EMXD2506

Op.69 Feuermann/Hess (EMI)

Op.69 Virsaladze/Gutman (LIVE CLASSICS)

Vogler/Canino (BERLIN CLASSICS)

Noras/Rigutto (FINLANDIA)

Period instruments

Karttunen/Hakkila - (FINLANDIA)

Immerseel/Byisma - (VIVARTE)

 

2. String Quartets

Complete - Talich Quartet Calliope CAL9633/9

Hungarian Quartet EMI CZS7

Nos. 1-6 Quartetto Italiano Philips 426 046-2PM3

Nos.8 & 9 Vegh Quartet Auvidis Valois V4404

Nos.7-11 Quartetto Italiano PHILIPS 420 797-2PM3

Nos 12-16 (+Grosse Fugue) Quartetto Italiano Philips 426 050-2PM4

Op.59 1-3 /Op.74 Hungarian Quartet (EMI/HMV)

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3. PIANO MUSIC

a) Sonatas

 

Complete - Richard Goode -Elektra Nonesuch 7559-79328--2

Complete - Brendel - Philips 412 575-2PH11

Jean-Bernard Pommier Vol. 1, Sonatas 1-10: 3 CDs, Erato 2292-45598-2 (1991) Vol. 2, Sonatas 11-20: 3 CDs, Erato 2292-45812-2 (1992) Vol. 3, Sonatas 21-27: 3 CDs, Erato 4509-91727-2 (1994)

Ivan Moravec

Vol. 1: Piano Concerto No. 4, with Martin Turnovsky conducting The Orchestra of the Vienna Musikverein;Sonata 27; 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80 VAI Audio VAIA 1021 (1963, 1966, 1992)Vol. 2: Sonatas 8, 14, 23, 26 VAI Audio VAIA 1069 (1962-1970, 1994)

Murray Perahia

Sonatas 1-3

Sony Classical SK 64397 (1995)

Charles Rosen

Sonatas 27-32

2 CDs, Sony Essential Classics SB2K 53531 (1971, 1994)

Historical performances

COMPLETE - Schnabel (1935 - mono) (PEARL)

Period instruments

Alexei Lubimov

Pianoforte: John Broadwood & Son, 1806

Sonatas 8, 14, 21

Erato 4509-94356-2 (1994)

Paul Komen

Pianoforte: Salvatore la Grassa, Viennese school c. 1815

Sonatas 16-18

Globe GLO 5136 (1995)

Paul Komen

Pianoforte: Johann Fritz, Vienna 1825

Sonatas 21-23, Globe GLO 5118 (1994)

Paul Komen

Pianoforte: Conrad Graf, Vienna c. 1830

Sonatas 30-32 Globe GLO 5106 (1993)

b) Variations

Diabelli Op.120 & 32 Variations in C min - Benjamin Frith - ASV Quicksilva CDQS6155

c) Bagatelles

Op.33/Op.119/Op.126 Stephen Bishop Kovacevich - Philips 426 976-2

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4. STAGE MUSIC

 

I.) FIDELIO 

 

COE - Harnoncourt TELDEC-4509-94560-2

Norman & Goldberg; Haitink (Philips 426308 DDD )

Historical

Christa Ludwig, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Walter Berry

Ingeborg Hallstein, Gerhard Unger & Franz Crass

Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra

OTTO KLEMPERER

1962 (EMI 69324 ADD )

Period instruments

Harnoncourt /Chamber orchestra of Europe: Teldec 94560

II.)  Incidental music

Egmont Op.84 - VPO/Szell - Decca 448 593 -2DCS

 

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5. CHORAL MUSIC 

I.) Mass and Oratorio

 

Missa Solemnis in D, Op. 123; Mass in C, Op. 86; Funeral Cantata for the death of Emperor Joseph II, WoO87; Cantata on the Accession of Emperor Leopold II, WoO88; Cantata: The Moment of Glory, Op. 136; Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op.80; Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.112; Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op.85 - Various artists (DG Beethoven Edition Vol 19 -- DG 453 798 - 2) (5 CDs)

Missa Solemnis - New Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus/Otto Klemperer (EMI CMS 7 69538 2).

Period Instruments

Missa Solemnis - English Baroque Soloists/Elliot Gardiner Archiv production 429 779- 2AH

Missa Solemnis - Orchestre des Champs Elysses and the Choeurs de la Chapelle Royale et du Collegium Vocale, directed by Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi HMC 901557)

II.) Cantatas

(WoO.87 & WoO.88) - Hyperion

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6. SONGS 

 

I.) Lieder With piano

Selection (inc.Adelaide, An die ferne Geliebte) Genz/Vignoles - Hyperion CDA67055

II.) Folksong arrangements with Piano trio accompaniment

Complete - 7 CD's - D.G.G

Period instrument

Channel Classics, CCS 1491

'Volkslieder, Weltliche Vokalwerke'

Arts, 47519-2

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Beethoven Reference Site  © 2010

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All of Beethoven’s music is featured on 87 mid-price CDs in twenty deluxe volumes. This is the most comprehensive collection of the composer’s music ever assembled on CD, surpassing the famous LP editions of the 1970s. The edition showcases all the great Deutsche Grammophon artists including Herbert von Karajan, John Eliot Gardiner, Martha Argerich, Gidon Kremer, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Emerson Quartet, Wilhelm Kempf and many, many more. All the CDs are carefully remastered using the latest technologies, featuring legendary performances – including Karajan’s famous 1963 symphony cycle, new recordings, previously unreleased recordings and also historic recordings – including a 1913 version with Arthur Nikisch. Beethoven Edition is a celebration of music from the most idealistic, passionate, humanistic, universal, joyful, profound, exhilarating and beloved composer the world may ever know.

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1. ORCHESTRAL WORKS

          I.)SYMPHONIES

Complete - Chamber orchestra of Europe / Harnoncourt ( Teldec 2292-46452-2 )

Symphony 2 & 4 - Günter Wand/ North German Radio Symphony Orchestra RCA Red Seal RD60058

Symphony 3 "Eroica" - Günter Wand/ North German Radio Symphony Orchestra

RCA Red Seal 60755-2-RC

Symphonies 5 & 7 - Carlos Kleiber/ Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon 447400-2

Symphonies 5 & 8 - Günter Wand/ North German Radio Symphony Orchestra RCA Red Seal 60092-2-RC

Symphony 6 "Pastorale" - Günter Wand/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra RCA Red Seal 60094-2-RC

Symphony 6 "Pastorale" - Karl Bohm/ Vienna Philharmonic - DG 447 433-2GOR

Symphony 9 "Choral" - Carol Vaness (soprano), Janice Taylor (mezzosoprano), Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor), Robert Llyod (bass-baritone)/ Christoph von Dohnanyi/ Cleveland Orchestra & Chorus Telarc CD-80120

Historical performances

Complete - Wilhelm Furtwangler, Vienna Phil.. . no. 1 (1952), 2 (1948 live London), 3 (1952), 4 (1952), 5 (1954), 6 (1952), 7 (1950), 8 (1948 live Stockholm) and 9 (1951). EMI, 1952, 1986

Symphony No 9 - Furtwangler - Schwarzkopf, Hongen, Hopf, Edelmann; Bayreuth Festival(1951) /EMI CDH 769 0812

Symphony no.9 - Furtwangler, Philharmonia Orchestra - Schwarzkopf, Cavelti, Haefliger & Edelmann, Lucerne 1954 (Tahra, FURT 1003)

Period instrument performances

Complete - Franz Brüggen, The Orchestra of the 18th century (Philips)

Complete -  London Classical Players - Roger Norrington

Complete - The Hanover Band - (Nimbus)

Symphony no.3 in Eb 'Eroica' - Jordi Savall and Les Concert Des Nations (Astree, ES 9959)

 

II.)OVERTURES

Complete - Kurt Massur/ Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (Philips)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Teldec 0630-13140-2

Period instruments

Complete - Hanover Band - Nimbus

III.) CONCERTOS

1. With several instruments

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Kurt Massur/Beaux Arts Trio Philips 438 005-2PH

Oistrakh, Rostropovich, Richter, Karajan/BPO (Angel)

Itzhak Perlman, violin (Op.56) / Yo-Yo Ma, cello (Op.56) / Daniel Barenboim, piano / Chorus of the Deutschen Staatsoper / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (EMI CDC7 243 5 55516 2)

 

2. Piano  

Complete - BPO/Abbado/Pollini DG 439 770-2GH3

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2    Lars Vogt & City of Birmingham Orchestra/Rattle   EMI Classics CDC 556266 2 2 [66'12" & 34'42"]

Concertos 1-4 Emil Gilels, George Szell/Cleveland Orch. Emd/Emi Classics - #69506 / November 26, 1996

Concerto 5 "Emperor" - Claudio Arrau (piano), Sir Colin Davis/Dresden State Orchestra Philips 416215-2

Piano Concertos 1-5 and Triple Concerto /Leon Fleischer , George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra Sony Essential Classics SB3K48397

Period instrument

Complete - Bernard Haitink , Andras Schiff. Played on Beethoven's Broadwood piano

3. Violin

COE - Nikolaus Harnoncourt/Gidon Kremer -Teldec 9031-74881-2

Perlman/Giulimi/Philharmonia Orch EMI CDC 47002

Historical

Menuhin/Furtwängler/Philharmonia Orch EMI CDH 69799

Jascha Heifetz (violin), Charles Munch/Boston Symphony Orchestra RCA Living Stereo

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2. CHAMBER MUSIC

1.  Piano & Strings

a) Trios 

Complete - Beaux Arts Trio Philips 438 948-2PM3

2 Piano Trios - Beaux Arts Trio - 4 "Ghost" and 6 "Archduke"/Philips 412891-2

Period instruments

3 Piano Trios - Castle Trio - 1, 6 "Archduke" and 8/Virgin Classics Veritas VC7590442

b) Violin Sonatas 

complete - Perlmann/Ashkenazy DECCA 421 453-2DM4

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COMPLETE - Various artists - http://www.claves.ch/categories/piano/albums/beethoven-the-complete-32-piano-sonatas-on-period-instruments-in-addition-the-three-bonn-kurfursten-sonatas