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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Coriolanus Overture, Op. 62Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: January 06, 1970

Date composed: 1807


Few composers in the history of music could convey drama in tone the way Beethoven could. Here is an excellent example, as he depicts both the inner and outward struggle of a man trapped in a lose-lose situation.  
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: March 05, 1974

Date composed: 1798


In this noble work, Beethoven both looks backward to the world of Mozart in music of refined elegance and ahead to the romantic drama of the nineteenth century.  
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: October 13, 1971

Date composed: 1803


This concerto shows Beethoven taking a new path in concerto writing. The music has an unusual depth of emotion and drama (qualities always associated with the key of C minor for Beethoven). The interaction between soloist and orchestra is also more intricate than in previous concertos.  
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: February 27, 1973

Date composed: 1803


This concerto shows Beethoven taking a new path in concerto writing. The music has an unusual depth of emotion and drama (qualities always associated with the key of C minor for Beethoven). The interaction between soloist and orchestra is also more intricate than in previous concertos.
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor"Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: September 29, 1999

Date composed: 1809


Music of majestic grandeur, resplendent sonority and mysterious realms makes this one of Beethoven’s most representative works from his “heroic” period.
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra in F major, Op. 50Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: July 01, 2000

Date composed: 1802


Patrician grace, poise and elegance inform this short but beautiful work for solo violin and orchestra.
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: May 01, 2000

Date composed: 1800


Beethoven’s First Symphony is a landmark event that not only initiated the great canon of nine from this composer, but was to have repercussions on the genre that reverberated across the span of the entire century. Compared with symphonies by earlier composers, we find larger formal dimensions, an expanded time frame, bolder and more sophisticated harmonic adventures, increased emotional intensity, and an emphatic sense of force and aggressiveness.
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Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: September 29, 1982

Date composed: 1800


Beethoven’s First Symphony is a landmark event that not only initiated the great canon of nine from this composer, but was to have repercussions on the genre that reverberated across the span of the entire century. Compared with symphonies by earlier composers, we find larger formal dimensions, an expanded time frame, bolder and more sophisticated harmonic adventures, increased emotional intensity, and an emphatic sense of force and aggressiveness.
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Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36Composer: Beethoven, Ludwig van
Performance date: July 01, 2000

Date composed: 1803


The Second may be Beethoven’s least-popular symphony but don’t let this mislead you into thinking it’s not an amazing work. It is full of driving rhythms, harmonic surprises, rough humor and powerful sonorities. Its opening is bound to knock you out of your seat if you don’t know what’s coming and it has one of the most sublimely beautiful slow movements Beethoven ever wrote.
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