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Playlists for February 11-15: Beethoven and that Danged Metronome

Monday

Bach: Aria fr. Goldberg Variations (two excerpts)
Gould, p.
CBS 37779, Sony 87703
1:53, 1:33

Handel: Overture fr. Messiah (excerpt)
Royal Phil/Beecham
RCA LDS-6409
2:24

Handel: Overture fr. Messiah
Amsterdam Baroque/Koopman
Erato 2292-45433
3:07

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, III
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
EMI 47409
3:49

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, I
Berlin Phil/Karajan
DG 429036
10:13

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, I (excerpt), II, III, IV
London Classical Players/Norrington
EMI 47698
1:09, 9:59, 10:45

Tuesday

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, I (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/Furtwangler
Tahra 1008
1:09

Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, I
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 413778
17:37

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, I & IV (excerpts)
Bavarian Radio Symphony/Kleiber
Melo 40047
9:13, :19, :18

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, IV (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
EMI 47409
:21

Beethoven: Symphony No. 4, IV (excerpt + complete)
La Scala/Giulini
Sony 58921
:17, 7:44

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
EMI 69803
1:00

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Vienna Phil/Bernstein
DG 419435
1:01

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I (excerpt)
Concertgebouw/E. Kleiber
:54

Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, I
Vienna Phil/C. Kleiber
DG 415861
7:17

Wednesday

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, I (excerpt)
CSO/Stock; Schnabel, p.
RCA 09026-61393
:17

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, I (excerpt + complete)
Cleveland Orch/Szell; Fleisher, p.
CBS 42445
:17, 17:59

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4, I (excerpt)
Cleveland Orch; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 421718
:16

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, I (excerpt)
NBC Symphony Orch/Toscanini
RCA 74321 55836
1:17

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, I (excerpt)
Columbia Symphony/Walter
CBS 36720
1:13

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, I
Concertgebouw/Mengelberg
8:29

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 rehearsal (excerpt)
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64465
3:47

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, I
Columbia Symphony/Walter
Sony 64463
12:58

Thursday

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, finale
New York Phil/Bernstein
CBS 37218
8:53

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 finale (excerpt + complete)
Leningrad Phil/Mravinsky
Doremi 7811
:38, 11:00

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
London Classical Players/Norrington
EMI 47698
25:13, 3:01

Friday

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
CSO/Reiner
RCA 09026-61795
1:12, :25, :57

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Furtwangler
DG 435325
1:12, 2:20, 24:47

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
London Classical Players/Norrington
Virgin Veritas 56137820
:50, :28, 1:10, 1:03

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (excerpts)
Vienna Phil/Rattle
EMI 7234 5 57450
1:08, 11:50

One Response to “Playlists for February 11-15: Beethoven and that Danged Metronome”

  1. Viviana says:

    I loved the show where you explored Beethoven’s symphony #5 and I got to hear it like five times and learn how different conductors would perform… Just amazing! thank you! it took me back to my childhood when I was a music/ piano student at the conservatory in my Cordoba, Argentina. Thanks, Bill.
    Viviana Belisle

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