The 99 Most Essential Beethoven Masterpieces

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1 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, "Fate": I. Allegro con brio-Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
2 Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59, "Für Elise"-Leonard Hokanson
3 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27:2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio Sostenuto-Elisso Bolkvadze
4 Sonata No. 5 in F Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 24, "Spring": I. Allegro-Aaron Rosand and Eileen Flissler
5 Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, "Pastoral": I. Allegro ma non troppo-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
6 Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso - III. Rondo: Allegro-Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
7 Wind Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 103: I. Allegro-Winds of the Saxon State Orchestra
8 Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50-Ilmar Lapinsch, State Symphony Capella of Russia and Alexeij Bruni
9 Sonata No. 8 in C Minor for Piano, Op. 13, "Sonata Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile-Alfred Brendel
10 Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture-Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra
11 Quintet in E-Flat Major for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 16: I. Grave - Allegro ma non troppo-Irina Edelstein
12 Sonata No. 2 in G Minor for Cello and Piano, Op. 5: I. Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo - Allegro molto più tosto presto-Jörg Metzger
13 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto-London Philharmonic Orchestra
14 Sonata No. 9 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, "Kreutzer Sonata": I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto-Aaron Rosand and Eileen Flissler
15 String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59/1, "Razumovsky Quartet No. 1": I. Allegro-Fine Arts Quartet
16 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor for Piano, Op. 57, "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai-Sylvia Cápová
17 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
18 Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37: II. Largo-Dubravka Tomsic, Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
19 Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 12/2: I. Allegro vivace-Werner Riessmann and Dieter Goldmann
20 Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123: III. Credo-Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
21 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto-Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
22 Sonata No. 4 in A Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 23: I. Presto-Emmy Verhey
23 Trio No. 7 in B-Flat Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 97, "Archduke Trio": I. Allegro moderato-Bamberg Trio
24 Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor for Piano, Op. 27:2 (Moonlight): III. Presto-Elisso Bolkvadze
25 Concerto in C Major for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56: I. Allegro-Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
26 Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19: II. Adagio-Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
27 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
28 Mass in C Major (Three Hymns), Op. 86: II. Gloria-Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
29 Sonata No. 7 in C Minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 30: II. Adagio cantabile-Emmy Verhey
30 Sonata No. 1 in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 5: I. Adagio sostenuto - Allegro-Sergei Slovachevsky
31 Egmont, Op. 84: Overture in D Minor-London Symphony Orchestra
32 Sonata No. 17 in D Minor for Piano, Op. 31/2 (The Tempest): I. Largo - Allegro-Herbert Waltl
33 Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61: III. Rondo: Allegro-Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
34 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, "Fate": II. Andante con moto-Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
35 String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59/3, "Razumovsky Quartet No. 3": IV. Allegro molto-Fine Arts Quartet
36 The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture in G Minor-London Festival Orchestra
37 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace-Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
38 Sonata for Piano No. 12 in A-Flat Major, Op. 26 (Funeral March): I. Andante con variazioni-Elisso Bolkvadze
39 Sonata No. 3 in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69: II. Scherzo: Allegro molto-Sergei Slovachevsky
40 String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo-Fine Arts Quartet
41 Coriolan, Op. 62: Overture in E Minor-London Philharmonic Orchestra
42 12 Variations for Cello and Piano in G Major on G.F. Handel's "See, the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45-Jörg Metzger
43 Trio No. 11 in G Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 121a: Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu": Adagio-Conrad von der Goltz, Jan Polacek and Kirste Hjort
44 Mass in C Major (Three Hymns), Op. 86: IV. Sanctus-Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
45 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
46 Sonata No. 17 in D Minor for Piano, Op. 31/2 (The Tempest): III. Allegretto-Herbert Waltl
47 Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto scherzando-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
48 The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: I. Overture: Adagio - Allegro molto con brio-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
49 Sonata No. 1 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 12: II. Tema con variazioni - Andante con moto-Emmy Verhey
50 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor for Piano, Op. 57, "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto (attacca)-Dubravka Tomsic
51 Sonata No. 3 in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69: III. Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace-Sergei Slovachevsky
52 Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
53 Quintet in E-Flat Major for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 16: II. Andante cantabile-Irina Edelstein
54 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": II. Molto vivace-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
55 Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15: I. Allegro con brio-Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher and Alfred Brendel
56 String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 18/3: I. Allegro-Bamberg Quartet
57 Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 12: II. Andante più tosto - Allegretto-Emmy Verhey
58 Trio No. 2 for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano: I. Allegro-Karl Schlechta
59 Sonata No. 12 in A-Flat Major for Piano, Op. 26 (Funeral March): III. Marcia Funebre Sulla Morte D'un Eroe (Funeral March for a Dead Hero)-Elisso Bolkvadze
60 Leonore: Overture No. 3, Op. 72a-Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra
61 Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major for Piano, Op. 110: I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo-Dieter Goldmann
62 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": IV. Finale: Allegro molto-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
63 Sonata No. 5 in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102: III. Allegro fugato-Jörg Metzger
64 Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano No. 6, Op. 30: II. Adagio-Emmy Verhey
65 Trois Equales, WoO 30: No. 1-3-The Liege Trombone Quartet
66 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
67 Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37: I. Allegro con brio-Dubravka Tomsic, Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
68 Sonata for Piano No. 26, Op. 81a in E Flat Major (Les Adieux): Andante espressivo-Sylvia Cápová
69 Concerto No. 4 in G Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto-Munich Symphony Orchestra
70 Septet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20: I. Adagio, Allegro con brio - II. Adagio cantabile - III. Tempo di minueto-Munich Solo Ensemble
71 König Stephan (King Stephan), Op. 117: Overture-Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra
72 String Quartet No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 59/2, "Razumovsky Quartet No. 2": III. Allegretto ("Theme russe")-Fine Arts Quartet
73 Sonata No. 20 in G Major for Piano, Op. 49/2: I. Allegro ma non troppo-Alfred Brendel
74 Concerto in C Major for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56: II. Largo - Rondo alla Pollaca-Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
75 Sonata No. 8 in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 30: III. Allegro vivace-Emmy Verhey
76 Variations on "Rule Britannia" in D Major for Piano, WoO 79-Alfred Brendel
77 Bagatelle No. 6 in E-Flat Major, Op. 126: Presto - Andante amabile e con moto-Herbert Waltl
78 Sonata No. 6 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 30: III. Allegretto con variazioni-Emmy Verhey
79 Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major for Piano, Op. 110: III. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga: Allegro ma non troppo-Dieter Goldmann
80 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": III. Adagio molto e cantabile-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
81 Sonata No. 1 in F Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 5: II. Allegro vivace-Sergei Slovachevsky
82 The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Turkisch March-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
83 Variations in E-Flat Major on a Theme from Mozart's Opera "The Magic Flute" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66-Sergei Slovachevsky
84 Sonata No. 10 in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 96: I. Allegro moderato-Emmy Verhey
85 Sonata No. 3 in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69: I. Allegro ma non tanto-Sergei Slovachevsky
86 Große Fuge in B-Flat Major, Op. 133-Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
87 Variations and Fugue for Piano on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35, "Eroica Variations"-Hugo Steurer
88 Sonata No. 4 in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102: I. Andante - Allegro vivace-Natalia Baikova and Boris Novichikhin
89 Twelve Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14: Dance No. 12-Capella Istropolitana
90 Sonata No. 8 in C Minor for Piano, Op. 13, "Pathétique": III. Allegro-Dubravka Tomsic
91 Die Weihe des Hauses (The Consecration of the House), Op. 124: Overture-Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
92 Sonata No. 5 in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102: II. Adagio con molto sentimento d'affetto-Jörg Metzger
93 Romance No. 1 in G Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 40-State Symphony Capella of Russia
94 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor for Piano, Op. 57, "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto-Tamara Sanikidze
95 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante cantabile con moto-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
96 Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15: II. Largo-Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher and Alfred Brendel
97 Sonata No. 4 in C Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 102: II. Adagio - Allegro vivace-Natalia Baikova and Boris Novichikhin
98 Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61: II. Larghetto-Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
99 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Choral Finale (Ode an der Freude - Ode to Joy)-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips