The Beauty of Beethoven (4CD)

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A Deluxe, 4CD Celebration Of Beethoven – One Of The World's Most Iconic Classical Composers!

"You're holding in your hands a real treasure. I promise you. We hear so many superlatives used everywhere in our world. But I can truly say that this CD collection contains some of the greatest achievements in human history – and some of the most beautiful music ever written" - Russell Torrance, ABC Classic FM

ABC Classics presents The Beauty of Beethoven, a 4CD celebration of the iconic composer's most exquisite masterworks. As well as beloved music including the Moonlight Sonata, Pastoral Symphony and Emperor Concerto, this album also shines light on lesser-known works from across Beethoven's oeuvre, including little-heard string quartets, piano trios and songs.

This is music that changed the world with the power of its beauty: over five hours of masterpieces that will astonish, inspire and enthrall.
In December, ABC Classic FM celebrates Beethoven's birthday weekend with two days dedicated to his music.

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CD 1:

  1. Pastoral Symphony No. 6: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. String Quartet No. 15 in A minor: III. Molto adagio
  3. Piano Trio in G major: III. Scherzo
  4. Bagatelle in C major, Op. 33 No. 5
  5. Waldstein Piano Sonata No. 21: II. Introduzione
  6. Razumovsky String Quartet No. 1 in F major: II. Allegretto vivace e sempre scherzando
  7. Spring Violin Sonata: II. Adagio molto espressivo
  8. Fidelio: Prisoners Chorus
  9. Leonore Overture No. 3

CD 2:

  1. Für Elise
  2. Symphony No. 7: II. Allegretto
  3. Octet in E-flat major: II. Andante
  4. String Quartet No. 2 in G major: IV. Allegro molto quasi presto
  5. Piano Sonata No. 32: II. Arietta
  6. Diabelli Variations (Selections)
  7. Razumovsky String Quartet No. 3 in C major: II. Andante con moto quasi allegretto
  8. Violin Concerto: II. Larghetto
  9. Symphony No. 2: II. Larghetto

CD 3:

  1. Eroica Symphony No. 3: I. Allegro con brio
  2. Moonlight Sonata: I. Adagio sostenuto
  3. Symphony No. 5: II. Andante con moto
  4. Pathétique Piano Sonata No. 8: II. Adagio cantabile
  5. Missa solemnis: Sanctus
  6. Ghost Piano Trio in D major: II. Largo assai ed espressivo
  7. Symphony No. 9: II. Molto vivace

CD 4:

  1. Symphony No. 8: I. Allegro vivace e con brio
  2. With a Painted Ribbon
  3. Sonata in F major for cor anglais: I. Allegro moderato
  4. String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major: V. Cavatina
  5. Piano Concerto No. 4: I. Allegro moderato
  6. String Quartet No. 5 in A major: III. Andante cantabile
  7. Archduke Piano Trio in B-flat major: I. Allegro moderato
  8. Emperor Piano Concerto No. 5: II. Adagio un poco moto