The Creatures of Prometheus (Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus), Op. 43, is a ballet written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1801. It was first performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna and was given over twenty performances. The overture to the ballet has become a part of the concert repertoire. Beethoven also used music from this ballet in the final movement of his Eroica symphony and in his Eroica Variations for pianoforte.
The Chamber Orchestra of Europe is conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt in a definitive performance. Other good performances are by Berlin Philharmonic and Karajan and the same orchestra with Claudio Abbado.