There were very few professional orchestras during Beethoven's time, which made it far more common for people living in small towns and villages to hear symphonies performed by pianists instead of orchestras. Now you can go back in time and experience Beethoven’s symphonies the way they did as members of a nineteenth century audience.
Symphony No.2 in D major, Op.36
Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, Op.55 ‘Eroica’
Christopher Oldfather & Fredrica Wyman, pianists