Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Claudio Abbado Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4297622

Fidelio - Overture artwork

Fidelio - Overture Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Daniel Harding Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: VIRGIN Catalogue ID: VC 5453642

Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Ivan Fischer Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra Soloists: Richard Goode Record label: Nonesuch Catalogue ID: 7559 799283

Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Simon Rattle Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 7243 5574452

Symphony No.4 in Bb major Opus 60 (4) artwork

Symphony No.4 in Bb major Opus 60 (4) Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Simon Rattle Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: A.C. Green Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: 7243 5574452

Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Bernard Haitink Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Record label: LSO Live Catalogue ID: LSO 0090

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