Baden-Baden (dpa) - Most events in the Beethoven year were canceled due to the corona - the composer is all the more present in the German classical charts for his 250th birthday.

Four albums with his works are among the top five, as reported by GfK Entertainment. The recording of the triple concert and the 7th symphony with star violinists Anne-Sophie Mutter and Yo-Yo Ma and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra under the conductor Daniel Barenboim ("Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Symphony No. 7") ).

Only tenor Jay Alexander can break Beethoven's dominance in second place with the hymn album "You my soul, sing ...". In third place is the pianist Igor Levit with his recording of all Beethoven piano sonatas (“Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas”). The French string quartet Quatuor Ébène has recorded all string quartets (“Beethoven Around The World: The Complete String Quartets”) and starts in fourth place on the charts. The fifth is the Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov with live recordings of Beethoven and Brahms («Beethoven - Brahms (Live)».

Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world's most important composers, was born in Bonn in 1770 and died in Vienna in 1827.