Comprising some of the most celebrated themes in all of music, Beethoven's symphonies have remained at the forefront of the Western canon for two centuries. They embody the composer's innovative notion of the symphonic ideal, and they bridge the transition between the Classical and Romantic ages. Beethoven's first five symphonies appear here in special unabridged four-hand arrangements. These elegant versions of the composer's masterpieces have long been favorites of duet performers. Reproduced from authoritative editions, they offer pianists of an intermediate level and beyond the chance to perform and study these famous works.