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Ludwig van Beethoven (/ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪˌtoʊvən/; German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoˑfn̩] ( ); baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs.

Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn. Beethoven moved to Vienna in 1792 and began studying with Haydn, quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. In about 1800 his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. He gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from this period.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Concerto pour piano et orchestre n° 3 en ut mineur, op. 37 / Concerto pour piano et orchestre n° 5 en mi bémol majeur, op. 73 "L'Empereur" Beethoven; Orchestre de la société Philharmonique d'Amsterdam, Lili Kraus / Orchestre du festival de Vienne, Vlado Perlemuter 1
1989 Das Konzert November 1989 (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor Daniel Barenboim) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Fidelio Beethoven; Christa Ludwig, Jon Vickers, Gottlob Frick, Walter Berry, Gerhard Unger, Franz Crass, Ingeborg Hallstein, Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus, Otto Klemperer 5
1989 Klaviersonaten (feat. piano: Peter Rösel) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Les sonates pour piano Beethoven; Yves Nat 1
1989 Piano Concerto No. 3 / Piano Sonata No. 23 Ludwig van Beethoven; Dubravka Tomšič 1
1989 Piano Concertos No's 4 & 5 (Walter Gieseking) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 Beethoven; Stephen Bishop Kovacevich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 5 1
1989 Piano Sonatas, Volume 10: Op. 28 “Pastoral” / WoO 47 “Kurfürstensonaten” / Sonatinas Ludwig van Beethoven; Jenő Jandó 2
1989 Piano Sonatas: Moonlight / Appassionata / Waldstein Ludwig van Beethoven; Jenő Jandó 2
1989 Piano Trio in D major, op. 70 no. 1 "The Ghost" / Piano Trio in E-flat major, op. 70 no. 2 Beethoven; Castle Trio 1
1989 Sonaten (Piano: Gerhard Oppitz) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 String Quintet in C op. 29 / String Quartet in F (Razumovsky) op. 59 no. 1 Beethoven; The Medici Quartet 1
1989 Symphonie Nr. 3 “Eroica” / Ouvertüren “Fidelio” & “Leonore III” (feat. conductor: Karl Böhm) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Symphonies no. 4 & no. 8 Beethoven; The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi 1
1989 Symphonies Nos. 4, 5 (The London Classical Players feat. conductor: Roger Norrington) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Symphonies Nos. 6 'Pastoral' & 8 Overture Fidelio Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 Beethoven; Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood 1
1989 Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / Egmont Overture Beethoven; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 2
1989 Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / Overture "Coriolan" (conductor: Carlos Païta) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Symphony no. 9 ‘Choral’ Beethoven; Jones, Troyanos, Thomas, Ridderbusch, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Böhm 2
1989 Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: Zdeněk Mácal) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Symphony No. 9 in D minor (The Academy of Ancient Music feat. conductor: Christopher Hogwood) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Symphony No.7 in A & Symphony No.8 in F (London Symphony Orchestra) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Symphony No.9 in D Minor, Op. 125 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1989 Violinkonzert Beethoven; Yehudi Menuhin, Wiener Philharmoniker 2
1990 Ode to Freedom: Bernstein in Berlin: Beethoven Symphony no. 9 Ludwig van Beethoven; Leonard Bernstein 2
1990 Concerto No. 5 and Sonata No. 8 (Anton Dikov & Emil Tabakov) Ludwig van Beethoven 2
1990 Diabelli-Variationen (1988 studio recordings) Beethoven; Alfred Brendel 1
1990 Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (The Philadelphia Orchestra feat. soprano: Cheryl Studer, mezzo-soprano: Delores Ziegler, tenor: Peter Seiffert, Bass: James Morris conductor: Riccardo Muti) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Symphonies No. 5 & No. 6 "Pastorale" Ludwig van Beethoven; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti 1
1990 Violin Sonatas: No. 5 “Spring” / No. 9 “Kreutzer” Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki, Jenő Jandó 2
1990 Piano Concerto no. 5 “Emperor” / Piano Sonata no. 15 “Pastoral” Ludwig van Beethoven; Stefan Vladar, Jenő Jandó, Capella Istropolitana, Barry Wordsworth 2
1990 Violin Sonatas, op. 30, nos. 1-3 Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki, Jenő Jandó 1
1990 Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 2 Beethoven; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 1
1990 Symphony no. 4 / Symphony no. 5 Beethoven; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 1
1990 Symphony no. 6 Beethoven; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 1
1990 Symphony no. 7 / Symphony no. 8 Beethoven; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti 1
1990 Symphonie No. 9 (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Late String Quartets (Guarneri Quartet) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 "Emperor" Concerto / "Choral" Fantasy Beethoven; London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Choir, Bernard Haitink, Alfred Brendel 1
1990 "Eroica" Symphony No. 3 Beethoven; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
1990 Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor / "Choral" Fantasy (Boston Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Seiji Ozawa, piano: Rudolf Serkin) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Symphony No. 9 "Choral" Beethoven; The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi, Carol Vaness, Janice Taylor, Siegfried Jerusalem, Robert Lloyd 1
1990 Symphonies nos. 7 & 8 Beethoven; Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen 1
1990 Bagatellen Ludwig van Beethoven; Stephen Bishop Kovacevich 1
1990 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 / Beethoven: “Moonlight” Sonata Brahms, Beethoven; Horowitz, Nathan Milstein 1
1990 Choix de Sonates pour Piano • Choix de Romances Célèbres pour Violon Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre du Festival Belgique, Eugene Schaeffer, Dubravka Tomšič, Pierre Narrato 1
1990 Classic Piano Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Fidelio (Staatsopernchor & Staatskapelle Dresden, feat. conductor: Bernard Haitink, singers: Norman, Goldberg, Moll) Ludwig van Beethoven 1

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