Beethoven 100 8 CD Set On ABC Classic

Last weekend, music lovers listened in and voted for their all-time favourites composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in this, the 250th anniversary of his birth in ABC Classic’s annual Classic 100 countdown.

Not surprisingly, his Symphony No 9 roared into top spot yet again, having been voted into the top spot when the ABC conducted its Classic 100 – Voice  vote in 2016. As well, in 2019, Beethoven was voted Australia’s favourite composer, topping the Classic 100: Composer Countdown.

ABC Classic has now created an 8CD set containing all 100 of the pieces voted onto this year’s list, reflexting the naive grace and charm of his youth, his groundbreaking symphonies and string quartets, the anguish and triumph of his struggles with deafness, and the visionary genius of his final years.

The collection includes a new recording of ‘Für Elise’ by Tamara-Anna Cislowska, ABC Classic presenter and internationally-celebrated pianist. She joins a Who’s Who of Australian performers, including Jayson Gillham, Nicole Car, Gerard Willems, Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Anna Goldsworthy, the Goldner String Quartet and the Seraphim Trio.

In these straitened times, it is inspiring to recognise that Beethoven epitomises the hope and humanity at the core of music’s purpose, from the inspiring story of the deaf man who became one of the greatest composers of all time, to the moments when his music has provided a soundtrack to the great events of history and to the comfort and joy of his music in our everyday lives.

The album becomes available on Friday 26 June 2020 | 8CD + Digital album | ABC 481 9459
Pre-orders taken.

Classic 100 Beethoven – Complete List
1 Symphony No. 9 ‘Choral’, Op. 125 (Ode to Joy)/ 2 Piano Concerto No. 5 ‘Emperor’, Op. 73/ 3 Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’, Op. 68/  4 Symphony No. 7, Op. 92/ 5 Symphony No. 5, Op. 67/ 6 ‘Moonlight’ Sonata (Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor), Op. 27 No. 2/ 7 Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61/ 8 Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’, Op. 55/ 9 Piano Sonata No. 8 ‘Pathétique’, Op. 13/10 Piano Concerto No. 4, Op. 58/ 11 Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, Op. 56/ 12 Piano Sonata No. 23 ‘Appassionata’, Op. 57/ 13 Egmont, Op. 84/ 14 Für Elise, WoO 59/ 15 Missa Solemnis, Op. 123/ 16 Piano Sonata No. 21 ‘Waldstein’, Op. 53/ 17 Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 37/18 Choral Fantasy, Op. 80/ 19 Piano Trio No. 7 ‘Archduke’, Op. 97/ 20 Fidelio, Op. 72/ 21 Violin Sonata No. 5 ‘Spring’, Op. 24/ 22 Violin Sonata No. 9 ‘Kreutzer’, Op. 47/
23 Symphony No. 8, Op. 93/ 24 Violin Romance No. 2 in F major, Op. 50/ 25 String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132/
26 Symphony No. 4, Op. 60/ 27 Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 15/ 28 String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130/ 29 Mass in C major, Op. 86/ 30 Coriolan Overture, Op. 62/ 31 String Quartet No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 131/ 32 Piano Sonata No. 17 ‘The Tempest’, Op. 31 No. 2/ 33 Piano Sonata No. 15 ‘Pastoral’, Op. 28/ 34 Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 19/ 35 Piano Sonata No. 29 ‘Hammerklavier’, Op. 106/ 36 Symphony No. 1, Op. 21/ 37 Rondo a capriccio ‘Rage over a Lost Penny’, Op. 129/ 38 Violin Romance No. 1 in G major, Op. 40/ 39 Wellington’s Victory, Op. 91/ 40 Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111/ 41 Leonore Overture ‘No. 3’, Op. 72b/ 42 Große Fuge, Op. 133/ 43 Violin Concerto in C major (Fragment), WoO 5/ 44 Symphony No. 2, Op. 36/ 45 Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69/ 46 String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135
47 The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113/ 48 String Quartet No. 7 ‘Rasumovsky’, Op. 59 No. 1/ 49 Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20/
50 Piano Trio No. 5 ‘Ghost’, Op. 70 No. 1/ 51 Cello Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2/ 52 Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110/ 53 String Quartet No. 9 ‘Rasumovsky’, Op. 59 No. 3/ 54 The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43/ 55 Piano Sonata No. 26 ‘Les Adieux / Lebewohl’, Op. 81a/ 56 Diabelli Variations, Op. 120/ 57 Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109/ 58 String Quartet No. 8 ‘Rasumovsky’, Op. 59 No. 2/ 59 Oboe Concerto in F major (Fragment: Largo), Hess 12/
60 Wind Octet, Op. 103/ 61 String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 127/ 62 Rondo in B-flat major, WoO 6/ 63 Horn Sonata, Op. 17/ 64 Mandolin Sonatina in C major, WoO 44a/ 65 Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77/ 66 Mandolin Adagio in E-flat major, WoO 43b/ 67 String Quartet No. 10 ‘Harp’, Op. 74/ 68 Leonore Overture ‘No. 2’, Op. 72a/ 69 Leonore Overture ‘No. 1’, Op. 138/ 70 An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98/ 71 Piano Sonata No. 12 ‘Funeral March’, Op. 26/ 72 Cello Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 5 No. 1/ 73 Christ on the Mount of Olives, Op. 85/ 74 Romance Cantabile (Fragment), Hess 13/ 75 String Quartet No. 2 in G major, Op. 18 No. 2/ 76 Adelaide, Op. 46/ 77 Wind Quintet, Hess 19/ 78 Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1/ 79 String Quartet No. 11’Serioso’, Op. 95/ 80 Serenade for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25/
81 Andante and Variations for Mandolin, WoO 44b/ 82 Organ Fugue, WoO 31/ 83 Trio for Two Oboes and Cor Anglais, Op. 87/ 84 12 German Dances for Orchestra, WoO 8/ 85 Andante favori, WoO 57/ 86 Cello Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 No. 1/ 87 Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op. 16/ 88 String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18 No. 4/ 89 Sonata in D major for Piano Four Hands, Op. 6/ 90 Cello Sonata No. 5 in D major, Op. 102 No. 2/ 91 Piano Sonata No. 18 ‘The Hunt’, Op. 31 No. 3/ 92 Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1/ 93 Piano Trio No. 4 ‘Gassenhauer’, Op. 11/ 94 String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, Op. 18 No. 6/ 95 Piano Concerto No. 0 in E-flat major, WoO 4/ 96 Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27 No. 1/ 97 Allegro and Minuet for Two Flutes, WoO 26/ 98 12 Variations on ‘See the conqu’ring hero comes’, WoO 45/ 99 Wind Sextet in E-flat major, Op. 71/ 100 Ah! Perfido, Op. 65

 

 
Posted on June 11, 2020 @ 13.10
 

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