Today is the traditional date to celebrate the birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. No one has had the impact on music that Beethoven has. His influence stretches from one end of the spectrum to the other. Today we will sample only a small piece of his production over the years. I hope you enjoy the choices.
P iano Sonata No. 1, Op. 2 in F minor performed by Andras Schiff - piano
Piano Trio No. 3, Op. 1/3 in C minor performed by The Beaux Arts Trio
Triple Concerto Op.. 56 with Itzhak Perlman - violin; Yo-Yo Ma - cello; Barenboim - piano and conducting the Berlin Philharmonic
Romance for violin & orch. No. 2 in F, Op. 50 played by Anne-Sofie Mutter - violin; Kurt Masur and the New York Philharmonic assisting
Sweet Power of Song, an Irish folk song set by Beethoven, Steven Stull - baritone; Linda Larson - soprano with Kathy Hansen - piano;Brian Brooks - violin; Laura Kramer - cello accompanying
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, The Choral Symphon. Herbert von Karajan w/large chorus et al and the Berlin Philharmonic
String Quartet in F, Op. 5 9 No. 1, "Razumovsky" performed by The Guarneri Quartet