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THE SANTA BARBARA SYMPHONY, "The Best Small City Orchestra in America"



Below is a list of the recordings of Beethoven's music that informed and inspired the novel. Click on any entry to open a new window at Amazon, where the recordings, and of course, the book are available.


“Beethoven: the Cello Sonatas,” Lynn Harrell and Vladimir Ashkenazy, 2 CD set, Decca Records, 1987


“Beethoven: the Complete Piano Sonatas,” Claude Frank, Music & Arts, 2002


“Beethoven: the Complete Sonatas for Piano & Cello,” Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax, CBS Masterworks, 1987


“Beethoven: the Complete String Quartets,” Alexander String Quartet, 3 CD set, Foghorn Classics, 1999


“Beethoven: Diabelli Variations,” Rudolf Serkin, Sony Music, 2002


“Beethoven: the Five Piano Concertos,” Alfred Brendel with James Levine and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Phillips, 1983


“Beethoven: Grosse Sonata fur das Hammerklavier, Opus 106,” Stephan Moller performing on a ca. 1830 Bosendorfer fortepiano, The American Beethoven Society, San Jose State University, 2014


“Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata,” Maurizio Pollini, Deutsche Grammophon, 1992


“Beethoven: Missa Solemnis,” John Eliot Gardiner with the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Singers, Archiv Produktion, 1990


“Beethoven, the Nine Symphonies,” Franz Bruggen and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Phillips Records, 1994


“Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor,” Rudolf Serkin with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, CBS Records, 1962


“Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor,” Van Cliburn and the Chicago Symphony under Fritz Reiner, RCA Victor, 1994


“Beethoven: Piano Trios,” 2 CD set, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell, EMI Records, 1986


“Beethoven, the Ten Violin Sonatas,” Corey Cerovsek and Paavali Jumppanen, Claves Records, 2006


“Beethoven: Triple Concerto and the Choral Fantasy,” Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Daniel Barenboim with the Berliner Philharmoniker, EMI Classics, 1995  


“Beethoven: Triple Concerto and the Piano Concerto in D major, Opus 61a,” Don-Suk Kang, Maria Kliegel, Jeno Jando with the Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia, Naxos, 1997


“Beethoven: Variations & Vignettes for Piano,” Alfred Brendel, Vox Music Group, 1992


“Beethoven: Violin Concerto and 2 Romances,” Thomas Zehetmair and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Bruggen, Phillips Classics, 1998






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