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Contemporary recordings

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.
Green Library » Media & Microtext Center (Lower level) » ZCD 1056 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.
Green Library » Media & Microtext Center (Lower level) » ZCD 382

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

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  1. Beethoven. 2002

  2. Beethoven. 1994

  3. Beethoven. 2008

  4. von L. van Beethoven ; nach der Partitur für Piano solo arrangiert von Jan Brandts Buys. 1910

  5. Arranged for piano four hands. 1894