Beethoven - The Very Best Of Beethoven (2005,FLAC) 88
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The Very Best Of Beethoven (2005)
Naxos 8.552105-06





The events of Beethoven's life are the stuff of Romantic legend, evoking images of the solitary creator shaking his fist at Fate and finally overcoming it through a supreme effort of creative will. His compositions, which frequently pushed the boundaries of tradition and startled audiences with their originality and power, are considered by many to be the foundation of 19th century musical principles.

Born in the small German city of Bonn on or around December 16, 1770, he received his early training from his father and other local musicians. As a teenager, he earned some money as an assistant to his teacher, Christian Gottlob Neefe, then was granted half of his father's salary as court musician from the Electorate of Cologne in order to care for his two younger brothers as his father gave in to alcoholism. Beethoven played viola in various orchestras, becoming friends with other players such as Antoine Reicha, Nikolaus Simrock, and Franz Ries, and began taking on composition commissions. As a member of the court chapel orchestra, he was able to travel some and meet members of the nobility, one of whom, Count Ferdinand Waldstein, would become a great friend and patron to him. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 to study with Haydn; despite the prickliness of their relationship, Haydn's concise humor helped form Beethoven's style. His subsequent teachers in composition were Johann Georg Albrechtsberger and Antonio Salieri. In 1794, he began his career in earnest as a pianist and composer, taking advantage whenever he could of the patronage of others. Around 1800, Beethoven began to notice his gradually encroaching deafness. His growing despondency only intensified his antisocial tendencies. However, the Symphony No. 3, "Eroica," of 1803 began a sustained period of groundbreaking creative triumph. In later years, Beethoven was plagued by personal difficulties, including a series of failed romances and a nasty custody battle over a nephew, Karl. Yet after a long period of comparative compositional inactivity lasting from about 1811 to 1817, his creative imagination triumphed once again over his troubles. Beethoven's late works, especially the last five of his 16 string quartets and the last four of his 32 piano sonatas, have an ecstatic quality in which many have found a mystical significance. Beethoven died in Vienna on March 26, 1827.



CD 1

01. Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67: I. Allegro con brio
02. Egmont, op. 84: Overture
03. Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
04. String Quartet no. 9 in C major, op. 59 no. 3 "Razumovsky": IV. Allegro molto
05. Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61: III. Rondo Allegro
06. Fidelio, op. 72, Act I_ No. 9 "Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin"
07. Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor, op. 13 "Pathetique": II. Adagio cantabile
08. Symphony no. 6 in F major, op. 68 "Pastoral": I. Allegro ma non troppo
09. Violin Sonata no. 9 in A major, op. 47 "Kreutzer": III. Finale Presto
10. Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 "Emperor": Rondo Allegro

CD 2

01. Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 "Eroica" III. Scherzo - Allegro vivace
02. Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 "Fur Elise"
03. Mass in D major, op. 123 "Missa Solemnis": Benedictus
04. Violin Sonata no. 5 in F major, op. 24 "Spring": II. Adagio molto espressivo
05. Piano Concerto no. 4 in G major, op. 58: III. Rondo (Vivace)
06. Andante in F major, WoO 57 "Andante favori"
07. Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92: II. Allegretto
08. Piano Trio no. 7 in B-flat major, op. 97 "Archduke": II. Scherzo
09. Cello Sonata no. 3 in A major, op. 69: III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace
10. Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral": IV. Finale Presto - Allegro assai (excerpt)


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Beethoven - The Very Best Of Beethoven (2005 Naxos 8.552105-06)

CD 1

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