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.
Media & Microtext Center » Ask at Media Microtext desk » 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.
Media & Microtext Center » Ask at Media Microtext desk » ZCD 382
Murray Perahia, piano ; Concertgebouw Orchestra ; Bernard Haitink, conductor.