Symphony No.1, Op.21 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

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Performances

Recordings

I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio (selection)

For Recorder Ensemble (Papalin)

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Papalin (2014/10/31)

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II. Andante cantabile con moto

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For Organ (Peace)

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Sheet Music

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. London: Cianchettini & Sperati, n.d.[1809]. Plate 26.
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Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 1: Symphonien, Nr.1
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Editor Henry Charles Litolff (1818-1891)
Publisher. Info. Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate 2765.
Reprinted Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Full Score
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Editor Max Unger (1883-1959)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Ernst Eulenburg, n.d.[1938].
Reprinted First, Second and Third Symphonies in Full Score (pp.1-84)
New York: Dover Publications, 1976.
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Publisher. Info. Palo Alto: Center for Computer Assisted Research in the Humanities, 2008.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Sieber, n.d. Plate 552.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1862).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano (Hummel)

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Arranger Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Publisher. Info. Bonn: N. Simrock, n.d. Plate 2340.
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Arranger Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott, n.d. Plate 17365.
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Arranger Carl Burchard (1818-1896)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1900); Plate V.A. 1555
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Arranger August Horn (1825–1893)
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Leduc, n.d.[1898]. Plate A.L. 9878.
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Arranger Hans Sitt (1850-1922)
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Arranger Otto Singer II (1863-1931)
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Arranger Jean Henri Ravina (1818-1906)
Publisher. Info. Paris: Lemoine, n.d.[1872]. Plate 7073.HL.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate V.A. 41
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Arranger Joseph Gelinek (1758-1825)
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Arranger Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1865). Plates 10668–10672
Reprinted Beethoven Symphonies Transcribed for Solo Piano, Vol.1 (Nos.1–5)
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Publisher. Info. Franz Liszt: Musikalische Werke. Serie IV, Band 2-3.
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Arranger Ernst Pauer (1826-1905)
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Arranger Otto Singer II (1863-1931)
Publisher. Info. Symphonien für Klavier zu 2 Händen, Vol.1
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Selections

For Piano Trio (Vilbac, Schulz, Plock)

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Arranger Renaud de Vilbac (1829–1884)
August Schulz (1837-1909)
Heinrich Plock (1829-1891)
Publisher. Info. Les Trios Symphoniques No.1
Braunschweig: Henry Litolff's Verlag, No.891, n.d.[1879]. Plate 10729.
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III. Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace
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I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio

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II. Andante cantabile con moto

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Arranger Georges Jean Pfeiffer (1835–1908)
Publisher. Info. Paris: A. O'Kelly, n.d. [1878]. Plate A. O'K. 734.
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For 2 Recorders (Drouet-Knuth)

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Arranger Louis François Philippe Drouet (1792-1873)
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Arranger Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)
Publisher. Info. Sammlung klassischer Stücke aus Werken berühmter Meister, Vol.III (no.12)
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Arranger Albert Lister Peace (1844-1912)
Publisher. Info. The Concert Organist, No.3
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IV. Finale: Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace

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See: Meister für die Jugend Vol 2 No.3
For Violin, Cello and Piano or 2 Violins and Piano (Hofmann)

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Arranger Richard Hofmann (1844-1918)
Publisher. Info. Meister für die Jugend, Vol.2, No.6
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For Piano solo (Kunkel)

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Arranger Charles Kunkel (1840–1923) (using pseudonym Carl Sidus)
Publisher. Info. St. Louis: Kunkel Brothers, 1883? Plate 577.
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General Information

Work Title Symphony No.1 in C, Op.21
Alternative. Title
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.21
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
II. Andante cantabile con moto (F major)
III. Menuetto. Allegro molto e vivace
IV. Finale. Adagio – Allegro molto e vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1799-1800
First Performance. 1800-04-02 in Vienna, K.K. Hoftheater nächst der Burg
Orchestra, Ludwig van Beethoven (conductor)
First Publication. 1801 (December) - parts; 1809 (January) - score
  • Parts – Vienna: Hofmeister, Plate 64, 17 parts
  • Score – London: Cianchettini & Sperati, Plate 26, 62 pages
Dedication Freiherr Gottfried van Swieten
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (C), 2 bassoons
2 horns (C), 2 trumpets (C), timpani, strings
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