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Bernstein Beethoven Leonore Overture Nº3

Leonore Overture Nº 3 in C major, Op. 72b

The Amnesty International Concert

Orchestra: Bavarian Broadcast Symphony Orchestra
Venue: Munich, Germany.
Date: 17/10/1976

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)


Ludvig van Beethoven: 5 variationen über “Rule Britannia” (für klavier d-dur, 1803), WoO 79

komponiert von Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Yoshio Watanabe, fortepiano [Ferdinand Hofmann (1756-1829), Vienna c.1790]


Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. 97 BEETHOVEN, Trio in B flat major for Piano, Violin, Violoncello Op.97 “Erzherzog – Trio”


Piano: Stefan Mendl 
Violin: Wolfgang Redik 
Violoncello: Marcus Trefny

Jaqueline du Pré-Beethoven-Piano Trio op.70-part 1 of 3 (play entire playlist)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Trio Op.70 No.1 in D major-in re maggiore “Geistertrio” “Degli spettri” “Ghost” -first movement: Allegro vivace e con brio (HD video)
Jaqueline du Pré-Cello
Daniel Barenboim-Piano
Pinchas Zukerman-Violin


Beethoven Piano Sonata 15 D major Pastoral Op 28 Barenboim

From Wikipedia:
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. It was named Pastoral or Pastorale by Beethoven’s publisher at the time, A. Cranz. While not as widely recognised as its immediate predecessor, Piano Sonata No. 14, it is admired for the intricacy and technicality in the beauty it portrays. It takes roughly 35 minutes to play the entire work as intended with repeats.

Published in 1801, it is dedicated to the Count Joseph von Sonnenfels. This sonata was written at a time when Beethoven’s alarm at his worsening deafness was increasing. Nevertheless, Beethoven paints a serene image with this sonata.

The whole sonata is in D major, and follows the typical four-movement form of the classical sonata.

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. ScherzoAllegro vivace
  4. RondoAllegro ma non troppo


It has been speculated whether the title ‘pastoral‘ refers to the sense of countryside and nature (the 6th symphony pastoral sense), or to its sense of calm, simplicity and lightness. Beethoven’s publishers had a tendency to name his sonatas without any consultation from Beethoven himself. Beethoven wrote most of his works with greatly contrasting parts, and behaves no differently in this sonata. Though its first and last movements can well be described as “pastorale,” the inner two bear no real similarity to the name at all.


Beethoven Cello Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.5 (1& 2)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 † 1827)
Sonata for Cello & Piano No.2 in G minor, Op.5 (1&2)

  • 01. Movement: Adagio sostenuto e espressivo – attacca
  • 02. Movement: Allegro molto piu tosto presto

Mischa Maisky, Cello
Martha Argerich, Piano

Dedicated to King of Prussia Friedrich Wilhelm II


Ludwig van Beethoven – Violin Romance No.1 in G

Ludwig van Beethoven[1] (ur. 16 lub 17 grudnia 1770 roku w Bonn, ochrzczony 17 grudnia 1770, zm. 26 marca 1827 w Wiedniu) kompozytor niemiecki, uważany za jednego z największych kompozytorów wszech czasów. Prekursor romantyzmu w muzyce.

Ludwig van Beethoven [1] (born on 16 or 17 December 1770 in Bonn, baptized December 17, 1770, d. March 26, 1827 in Vienna) German composer, considered one of the greatest composers of all time. The precursor of Romanticism in music.


Happy 4Th of July! Beethoven – Symphony No 3 Eroica – Karajan, PS, May 1944 [Legendary Recordings LR005]

Symphony No. 3 in E-flat majorOp. 55, also known as “Eroica” (Italian for “Heroic”), is a symphony in four movements composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. This symphony, is a musical work marking the full arrival of the composer’s “middle-period”, a series of unprecedented large scale works of emotional depth and structural rigor.[1][2] Continue reading

Ludwig van Beethoven – 5 Variations on “Rule Britannia” in D major WoO 79

Ludwig van Beethoven – 5 Variations on “Rule Britannia” in D major WoO 79
Alfred Brendel, Piano

Borodin Quartet plays Beethoven String Quartet No. 15, in A minor, Op.132 (classical “Piece de resistance”)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, by Ludwig van Beethoven, was written in 1825, given its public premiere on November 6 of that year by the Schuppanzigh Quartet and was dedicated to Count Nicolai Galitzin, as were Opp. 127 and 130. The number traditionally assigned to it is based on the order of its publication; it is actually the thirteenth quartet in order of composition.

The five movements of the quartet are:

  1. 00:00   Assai sostenuto — Allegro
  2. 09:48   Allegro ma non tanto
  3. 19:24   Molto Adagio — Andante — Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit, in der lydischen Tonart. Molto adagio — Neue Kraft fühlend. Andante — Molto adagio — Andante–Molto adagio. Mit innigster Empfindung
  4. 37:02   Alla Marcia, assai vivace (attacca)
  5. 39:26   Allegro appassionato — Presto         More

Related articles:

  • Read more about the story of this divinely wonderful quartet from the Kennedy Center Introduction  here
  • Learn much more about this and many other chamber music pieces ever composed   here 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, op. 50

From Wikipedia: “The Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, Op. 50 is a piece for violin and orchestra by Ludwig van Beethoven, one of two such compositions by Beethoven, the other beingRomance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40. It was written in 1798, 

Ludwig van Beethoven in 1820

Ludwig van Beethoven in 1820 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

four years before the first romance, and was published 1805, two years later than the first. Hence, this piece was designated as Beethoven’s second romance. It is one of Beethoven’s most popular works.”

Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Conductor Leonard Bernstein,

Excerpts from Wikipedia: “Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, in 1811, was the seventh of his nine symphonies. He worked on it while staying in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice in the hope of improving his health. It was completed in 1812, and was dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.
At its debut, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement Allegretto was the most popular movement and had to be encored. The instant popularity of the Allegretto resulted in its frequent performance separate from the complete symphony.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._7_(Beethoven) )

Beethoven: Sinfonía Nº3 “Heróica” – 4º mov. Finale

According to Beethoven’s pupil and assistant, Ferdinand Ries, when Napoleon proclaimed himself Emperor of the French in May 1804, Beethoven became disgusted and went to the table where the completed score lay. He took hold of the title-page and tore it up in rage. This is the account of the scene as told by Ries:

In writing this symphony Beethoven had been thinking of Buonaparte, but Buonaparte while he was First Consul. At that time Beethoven had the highest esteem for him and compared him to the greatest consuls of ancient Rome. Not only I, but many of Beethoven’s closer friends, saw this symphony on his table, beautifully copied in manuscript, with the word “Buonaparte” inscribed at the very top of the title-page and “Ludwig van Beethoven” at the very bottom. …I was the first to tell him the news that Buonaparte had declared himself Emperor, whereupon he broke into a rage and exclaimed, “So he is no more than a common mortal! Now, too, he will tread under foot all the rights of man, indulge only his ambition; now he will think himself superior to all men, become a tyrant!” Beethoven went to the table, seized the top of the title-page, tore it in half and threw it on the floor. The page had to be re-copied and it was only now that the symphony received the title “Sinfonia eroica.”