Beethoven: Complete Edition

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Beethoven's monumental contribution to Western classical music is celebrated here in this definitive collection marking the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. Surveying the totality of his career and achievement, the Complete Edition spans orchestral, concerto, keyboard, chamber, music for the stage, choral and vocal works, encompassing his most familiar and iconic masterpieces, alongside rarities and recently reconstructed fragments and sketches in world premiere recordings. The roster of artists and ensembles includes some of Beethoven's greatest contemporary exponents, in performances that have won critical acclaim worldwide.

INCLUDES WORLD PREMIERE RECORDINGS -- OVER 100 HOURS OF MUSIC

Track Listing

DISCS 1-8: ORCHESTRAL
Symphonies Nos. 1-9, Overtures, Wellington's Victory, German & Viennese Dances, Marches, Minuets

DISCS 9-13: CONCERTO
Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5, Piano Concerto, Op. 61a, Piano Concerto, WoO 4, Violin Concerto, Triple Concerto, Romances, Fragments

DISCS 14-34: KEYBOARD
Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32, Early Sonatas, Dances & Bagatelles, Piano Variations, Works for Piano 4 Hands, The Creatures of Prometheus (Piano Version), Wellington's Victory (Piano Version), Fragments, Arrangements & Sketches

DISCS 35-65: CHAMBER
Violin Sonatas, Cello Sonatas, Flute Sonatas & Serenades, Horn Sonata, String Trios, String Quartets, String Quintets, Piano Trios, Piano Quartets, Wind Quintet, Sextets, Septet, Octet, Preludes & Fugues, Canons, Dances & Marches, Duets, Trios & Quartets, National Airs & Variations, Fragments

DISCS 66-72: STAGE
Fidelio, Leonore, Egmont, King Stephen, The Creatures of Prometheus, The Ruins of Athens, The Consecration of the House, Leonore Prohaska, Germania

DISCS 73-77: CHORAL
Missa Solemnis, Mass in C Major, Choral Fantasy, Christ on the Mount of Olives, Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage, Cantata on the Accession of Emperor Leopold II, Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II, The Glorious Moment, Opferlied, Abschiedsgesang, Cantata campestre, Gesang der Monche, Der freie Mann, Bundeslied.

DISCS 78-90: VOCAL
Irish, Scottish, Welsh & English Songs, Folk Songs, Lieder, Concert Arias, Canons & Musical Jokes, Fragments & Alternative Versions

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REVIEWS:

If you’re a Beethoven completist…you get the closest, the best quality overall and also the best value from Naxos. One of the most interesting things about this box is that it contains a tremendous number of rarities and transcriptions of things that you’re just not going to find anywhere else.

– ClassicsToday.com

By far the most complete of the three sets is Naxos' box, which dives deep into the catalogue of obscure Beethoven pieces and variants. Naxos' trademark of less-well-known artists but still first-class performances and recordings is carried over here...excellent quality.

– MusicWeb International


Product Description:


  • Release Date: November 01, 2019


  • Catalog Number: 8500250


  • UPC: 747313025039


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 90


  • Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven