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8.500250 [90 DISCS]
Over 100 hours of music
Over 1,550 tracks
Includes 136-page book
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
Beethoven’s monumental contribution to Western classical music is celebrated here in this definitive collection marking the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Surveying the totality of his career and achievement, the Complete Edition spans orchestral, concerto, keyboard, chamber, music for the stage, choral and vocal works, encompassing his most familiar and iconic masterpieces, alongside rarities and recently reconstructed fragments and sketches in world premiere recordings. The roster of artists and ensembles includes some of Beethoven’s greatest contemporary exponents, in performances that have won critical acclaim worldwide.
In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birth year, we have curated a special Celebrate Beethoven playlist which is refreshed monthly according to various interesting themes based on his life, compositional periods, genre, and more. The tracks are sourced from the Naxos Complete Beethoven Edition, a new 90-disc boxed set also released to mark the anniversary year, hailed by the critics or being the most comprehensive set available.
This month we focus on his KEYBOARD.
Beethoven’s music for solo piano contains some of his most visionary, groundbreaking and memorable works. Drawn from the Complete Edition boxed set (Naxos 8.500250), the selected movements from Beethoven’s most well-known piano sonatas illustrate his dynamism as a composer and pianist, as well as his gift for flowing melodic beauty, with a wide range of variation and emotion. The smaller pieces highlight the composer’s command of variation form and, in the case of the Rondo a capriccio in G major (‘Rage over a Lost Penny'), his scintillating powers of bravura wit.
Follow the Celebrate Beethoven playlist on your favourite streaming platform to discover a wide range of works from one of the most influential composers in the history of classical music.
Each month, we also have corresponding digital albums that you may download and enjoy again and again. Please click on the cover image to the left to download this month's release!
Martin Galling • Sergio Gallo • Patrick Gallois • Boris Giltburg • Amy and Sara Hamann • Jenő Jandó
Jakub Junek • Dong-Suk Kang • Maria Kliegel • Warren Lee • Takako Nishizaki • Carl Petersson • Hermann Prey
Matti Salminen • Konstantin Scherbakov • Kazunori Seo • Nina Tichman • Stefan Vladar • Larry Weng • Ian Yungwook Yoo
Fine Arts Quartet • Kodály Quartet • New Zealand Piano Quartet • Xyrion Trio
Capella Istropolitana • Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice • Minnesota Orchestra
Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus • New Zealand Symphony Orchestra • Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra • Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra • Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Staatskapelle Dresden • Turku Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt • Hilary Davan Wetton • Oliver Dohnányi • Béla Drahos • Stephen Gunzenhauser
Michael Halász • Kenneth Jean • James Judd • Ondrej Lenárd • Kenneth Schermerhorn
Leif Segerstam • Stanisław Skrowaczewski • Marek Štilec
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