Beethoven's nine epoch-making symphonies represent a touchstone for any conductor, and these recordings constitute a highlight of Riccardo Muti's twelve-year tenure as Music Director of the illustrious Philadelphia Orchestra. As Gramophone wrote: "The Philadelphia Orchestra ... respond superbly to the demands Muti makes on them ... The fine shaping of the parts and the whole, the superb playing and a clear sense of discovery communicate themselves thrillingly to the listener."
- Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
- Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
- Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
- Symphony No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 60
- Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 55 "Eroica"
- Fidelio, Op. 72: Overture
- The Consecration of the House Overture, Op. 124
- Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 "Pastoral"
- Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
- Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
- Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
- Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor)