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Beethoven: Greatest Hits
Ludwig van Beethoven, Erich Leinsdorf, Arthur Fiedler
Beethoven: Greatest Hits
Genre: Classical
 
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Beethoven have you gone mad?
Der Hammer des Kuchens | Kalifornia | 10/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're not sure that you like Beethoven or maybe you're just a casual listener and you want a cheap cd with some of his best work then this is the cd for you. This is a very good cd, the musicianship is good, and the sound quality is also good so don't think that you will be getting a below average cd because of cheap price. The music on the cd is just awe inspiring. It caries so much power and emotion with it that you can't help but feel something from it, whether it be joy, sadness or a sense of power. This isn't the type of music that should be played in the background because it just grabs your attention and doesn't let it go until the very end. So in short if you don't have any Beethoven music then you should get this cd and send me a thank you card for reccomending this to you."
Best of the "best of Beethoven" compilations
Anne L | Montgomery, Alabama | 03/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great investment to get your classical music library going. Hits all the big ones - the ubiquitous first movement of the 5th symphony, the Vivace and "Ode to Joy" Choral from the 9th, the "Moonlight" Sonata and Fur Elise, Eroica, and, just for fun, the Turkish March from Ruin of Athens. Everyone's heard snippets, but for those looking to get a bit more in-depth, this CD's a great way to go. Good performances by the Boston and New York Philharmonics and talented individuals such as Emmanuel Ax. Sound quality is respectable as well.

It's hard to imagine how someone could not be inspired by Beethoven's art. Listening to the Ninth is a transcendent experience if ever there was one. The music carries emotions that we try to give labels to such as joy, grief, and wonder, but the music defines them so much better than words. In any case, I was asked to review the CD not Beethoven - so, in short, this is a very good CD!"
Great collection
Kevin Schmidt | Rolling Prairie, IN | 02/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"RCA does a great job with these "Greatest Hits" CDs. A great place to start a classical or Beethoven collection."