The 50 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 Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 50-Ilmar Lapinsch, State Symphony Capella of Russia and Alexeij Bruni
7 Wind Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 103: I. Allegro-Winds of the Saxon State Orchestra
8 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
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 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto-London Philharmonic Orchestra
12 Sonata No. 9 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47, "Kreutzer Sonata": I. Adagio sostenuto - Presto-Aaron Rosand and Eileen Flissler
13 String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59/1, "Razumovsky Quartet No. 1": I. Allegro-Fine Arts Quartet
14 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": I. Allegro con brio-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
15 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor for Piano, Op. 57, "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai-Sylvia Cápová
16 Concerto No. 3 in C Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37: II. Largo-Dubravka Tomsic, Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Anton Nanut
17 Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123: III. Credo-Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
18 Trio No. 7 in B-Flat Major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Op. 97, "Archduke Trio": I. Allegro moderato-Bamberg Trio
19 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto-Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
20 Sonata No. 3 in A Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 69: I. Allegro ma non tanto-Sergei Slovachevsky
21 Concerto in C Major for Violin, Cello, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 56: I. Allegro-Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
22 Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor for Piano, Op. 27:2 (Moonlight): III. Presto-Elisso Bolkvadze
23 Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 19: II. Adagio-Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
24 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
25 Mass in C Major (Three Hymns), Op. 86: II. Gloria-Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
26 Egmont, Op. 84: Overture in D Minor-London Symphony Orchestra
27 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, "Fate": II. Andante con moto-Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
28 String Quartet No. 9 in C Major, Op. 59/3, "Razumovsky Quartet No. 3": IV. Allegro molto-Fine Arts Quartet
29 The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: Overture in G Minor-London Festival Orchestra
30 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace-Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
31 String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: I. Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo-Fine Arts Quartet
32 Coriolan, Op. 62: Overture in E Minor-London Philharmonic Orchestra
33 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, "Eroica": II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
34 Sonata No. 17 in D Minor for Piano, Op. 31/2 (The Tempest): III. Allegretto-Herbert Waltl
35 The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43: I. Overture: Adagio - Allegro molto con brio-Bonn Classical Philharmonic
36 Sonata No. 23 in F Minor for Piano, Op. 57, "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto (attacca)-Dubravka Tomsic
37 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, "Choral": II. Molto vivace-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
38 Sonata No. 2 in A Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 12: II. Andante più tosto - Allegretto-Emmy Verhey
39 Mass in C Major (Three Hymns), Op. 86: IV. Sanctus-Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
40 Trio No. 2 for Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano: I. Allegro-Karl Schlechta
41 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
42 Trois Equales, WoO 30: No. 1-3-The Liege Trombone Quartet
43 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio-London Symphony Orchestra and Josef Krips
44 Variations in E-Flat Major on a Theme from Mozart's Opera "The Magic Flute" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66-Sergei Slovachevsky
45 Große Fuge in B-Flat Major, Op. 133-Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
46 Variations and Fugue for Piano on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35, "Eroica Variations"-Hugo Steurer
47 Sonata No. 8 in C Minor for Piano, Op. 13, "Pathétique": III. Allegro-Dubravka Tomsic
48 Concerto No. 1 in C Major for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15: II. Largo-Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher and Alfred Brendel
49 Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61: II. Larghetto-Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
50 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