Immortal Beloved

Original Soundtrack

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Immortal Beloved Review

by Rodney Batdorf

Immortal Beloved is a film about the turbulent life and times of Beethoven. Throughout the film, highlights from his vast canon are featured, and those pieces of music were collected for the soundtrack recording. In essence, the soundtrack is "The Best of Beethoven" -- it features all of the melodies that have worked their way into popular consciousness. Naturally, this isn't the place to find challenging, inventive interpretations of Beethoven's standards, nor is it even the place to find definitive readings of these works. Instead, it is a sampler, designed to whet the appetite of a neophyte Beethoven fan; in that sense, Immortal Beloved works very well. However, if you have a deep knowledge of the composer, pass this one by.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67
1 05:51 Amazon
2 02:55 Amazon
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55
3 05:01 Amazon
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2
4 04:32 Amazon
Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68
5 04:08 Amazon
Piano Trio in D major ("Ghost"), Op. 70/1
6 04:36 Amazon
Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
7 02:59 Amazon
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13
8 05:22 Amazon
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73
9 11:29 Amazon
Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123
10 06:06 Amazon
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
11 03:00 Amazon
Sonata for violin & piano No. 9 in A major ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47
12 03:30 Amazon
Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125
13 12:56 Amazon
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