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Classic 100: Beethoven

Australia has voted Ludwig van Beethoven’s epic Ninth Symphony featuring the “Ode to Joy” as their number one in the Classic 100: Beethoven. ABC Classic’s annual Classic 100 countdown was set amidst the global backdrop of coronavirus lockdowns, with the Ninth Symphony a fitting choice for top spot as people have sought to connect through music across the world. This 8CD set contains music from all 100 of the best-loved works by Australia’s favourite composer, Ludwig van Beethoven: the easy 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. It includes a brand new recording of the famous ‘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, the Seraphim Trio and more. In 2019, Beethoven was revealed as Australia’s favourite composer, topping the Classic 100: Composer countdown. And so in 2020, to celebrate his 250th birthday, we dedicated the Classic 100 to Beethoven. Beethoven epitomises the hope and humanity at the core of music’s purpose, from the inspiring story of the deaf man who became the greatest composer of all time, to the moments when Beethoven has provided a soundtrack to the great events of history, to the comfort and joy of his music in our everyday lives.

TRACK 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