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Hundreds of recordings of Beethoven's works may be borrowed from the Music Library or streamed from one of several streaming media databases. Symphonies and piano concertos are listed below.

Symphonies and piano concertos

Recommended recordings of the symphonies and piano concertos:

Hamburg : Archiv Produktion ; New York : Manufactured and marketed by PolyGram Classics & Jazz, p1994.
Music Library » Recordings » MCD 8415 BOOKLET

Orchestre révolutionnaire et romantique, on original instruments ; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor. Recorded 1991-1994, various locations.

Hamburg : Deutsche Grammophon, p1984-1986.
Music Library » Recordings » MCD 670 1 BOOKLET

Berliner Philharmoniker ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor. Recorded at the Philharmonie, Berlin between 1982 and 1985.

West Germany : Philips, p1984.
Music Library » Recordings » MCD 931

Alfred Brendel, piano ; Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; James Levine, conductor. Recorded live, June, 1983, at Orchestra Hall, Chicago.

New York, NY : CBS, p1986.
Music Library » Recordings » MCD 1675

Murray Perahia, piano ; Concertgebouw Orchestra ; Bernard Haitink, conductor.

Browse all symphonies

  1. Beethoven ; transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt. 2010

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 25726

  2. Beethoven. 2009

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 22955

  3. Beethoven. 2008

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 24763

  4. Beethoven. 2000

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 17530

  5. Beethoven. 1990

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 20249

Browse all piano concertos

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven. 1981

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 13924

  2. Ludwig van Beethoven. 2012

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 24849

  3. Beethoven. 2010

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 22227

  4. Ludwig van Beethoven. 2010

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 22414

  5. Beethoven. 2010

    Music Library » Recordings » MCD 23024