I can't believe you didn't ask me first. I'm so hurt.
Anyway, get yourself a copy of Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto. Andre Previn conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra w/ Emmanuel Ax at the piano (BMG/RCA Victor).
Marlene and I listen to this disc all the time. I'd be happy to lend it to you.
Also, a personal favorite of mine is the Berlin Philharmonic bashing away at the 9th Symphony, Herbert von Karajan conducting, on the Deutsche Grammophon label. I've had this recording since 1981. Or buy all 9 Beethoven symphonies recorded by this conducter/orchestra combination in a box set from Deutsche Grammophon.
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