The Best of Beethoven
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||Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: Allegro Con Brio||Stefan Vladar||5:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bagatelle in A Minor, Woo 23||Stefan Vladar||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55, 'Eroica' - Scherzo: Allegro Vivace||Stefan Vladar||5:56||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": Adagio Cantabile||Stefan Vladar||4:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61: Rondo - Allegro||Stefan Vladar||11:15||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": Adagio Sostenuto||Stefan Vladar||5:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": Allegro Ma Non Troppo||Stefan Vladar||11:05||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor": Rondo - Allegro||Stefan Vladar||10:03||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Overture to Egmont||Stefan Vladar||8:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": Finale - Presto||Stefan Vladar||13:51||Album Only||View in iTunes|
This album was a fantastic base from which to work up what I call "the classical ladder of enlightenment." Fur Elise was excellent, as was the violin concerto, but the very best was a part of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. From this I bought other albums so I could listen to the entire symphonies in their "entireity." However, I think that this album had selected the very best parts of his work.
The album opens with a very rushed Symphony No. 5 and doesn't really improve with the other tracks. Recording quality is just so-so.
Good but not complete
If you had to fill a CD with 80 Minutes of Beethoven, this would probably be the best choice. However There is sooooo much good Beethoven selection out there. So I'd say inadequate, but if you need the basics it works.