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Ludwig van Beethoven (/ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbˌtvən/, /ˈbtˌhvən/; 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 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio.

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 composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost completely deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Piano Sonatas: op. 26 / op. 27 / op. 49 Beethoven;Stephen Kovacevich 1
2001 Moonlight / Pathetique / Appasionata / Les Adieux Beethoven; Alfred Brendel 5 2
2001 Lieder, Mélodies Beethoven, Meyerbeer, Spohr; Anne Sofie von Otter, Melvyn Tan 1
2001 Brahms: Violinkonzert / Beethoven: Symphonie 5 Brahms, Beethoven; Kyung-Wha Chung, Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2001 Piano Sonatas nos. 21 / 23 / 30 / 31 Beethoven; Walter Gieseking 1
2001 Irish, Welsh & Scottish Songs Ludwig van Beethoven; Sophie Daneman, Paul Agnew, Peter Harvey, Alessandro Moccia, Alix Verzier, Jérôme Hantaï 1
2001 Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 2 Beethoven; Trio Parnassus 1
2001 Ivan Moravec plays Beethoven Beethoven; Ivan Moravec 1
2001 Complete Piano Music, Volume 18: Symphonies nos. 1 & 3 (Piano Transcriptions) Beethoven / Franz Liszt; Konstantin Scherbakov 1
2001 Piano Sonatas op. 106 Hammerklavier, op. 111 Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini 1
2001 Piano Sonatas: Op. 27 no. 1 / Moonlight / The Tempest / Waldstein Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini 1
2001 Beethoven 9. Beethoven; Sinfóníuhljómsveit Íslands, Rico Saccani 1
2001 Beethoven: Sextet, op. 81b / Schubert: "Auf dem Strom" / Haydn: Horn Concerto no. 1 Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn; Dennis Brain, Alan Civil, Peter Pears, Noel Mewton-Wood, Léo Wurmser, Dennis Brain Wind Quintet 1
2001 Claudio Arrau in Concert, Volume 2 Beethoven, Brahms; Claudio Arrau 1
2001 Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus: Eine musikalische Erzählung von und mit Sir Peter Ustinov Ludwig van Beethoven; Sir Peter Ustinov, Litauische Kammerphilharmonie, Karl Anton Rickenbacher 1
2001 Favourite Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Backhaus 1
2001 Mozart: Symphony no. 35 / Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 / Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner; Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli 1
2001 Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 Beethoven; Solomon, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges, André Cluytens 1
2001 Piano Concertos nos. 3 & 4 Beethoven; Solomon, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert Menges, André Cluytens 1
2001 Piano Concertos nos. 4 & 5 "Emperor" Ludwig van Beethoven; Murray Perahia, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 1
2001 Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 Rachmaninov, Beethoven; Benno Moiseiwitsch, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent 1
2001 Schnabel maestro espressivo: The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Schnabel 1
2001 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 / Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Beethoven, Sibelius; Concertgebouw Orchestra, George Szell 1
2001 Streichquartette op. 18/1-5, op. 59/3 (1970s recordings) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2001 The Otto Klemperer Memorial Concert: Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music / Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 Mozart, Beethoven; New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, Price, Minton, Hollweg, Bailey, Rafael Kubelík 1
2001 The Unpublished Recordings Beethoven, Lalo, Chausson; Jascha Heifetz 1
2001 Violin Sonatas Mozart, Beethoven; Oleg Kagaan, Sviatoslav Richter 1
2002 Symphonien no. 5 & no. 6 “Pastorale” Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Abbado 1
2002 Missa Solemnis (Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich feat. conductor: David Zinman) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2002 Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 3 Beethoven; Trio Parnassus 1
2002 Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" / Overtures "Leonore" nos. 1 & 2 Beethoven; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 2
2002 The 10 Violin Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Yehudi Menuhin, Louis Kentner 1
2002 Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" / Leonore Overtures nos. 2 & 3 Beethoven; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
2002 Complete Piano Trios, Vol. 4 Beethoven; Trio Parnassus 1
2002 String Quartets op. 59 nos. 1-3 "Razumovsky" / Op. 74 "Harp" Beethoven; Takács Quartet 2
2002 Great Chamber Music Recordings: Archduke Trio / Kreutzer Sonata / Magic Flute Variations Beethoven; Jacques Thibaud, Pau Casals, Alfred Cortot 1
2002 Music for Cello and Piano, Volume 1 Beethoven; Maria Kliegel, Nina Tichman 1
2002 Piano Works Vol. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven, Artur Schnabel 1
2002 Symphonies nos. 5 & 7 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2002 Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7 Beethoven; Philharmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 5 1
2002 Glenn Gould Plays Beethoven Piano Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Glenn Gould 1
2002 BBC Music, Volume 11, Number 1: Concertos Brahms / Beethoven; BBC Philharmonic 1
2002 Piano Works Vol. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
2002 Violin Concerto / Romances Beethoven; Anne‐Sophie Mutter, New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur 2
2002 Symphonies Nos. 1-9; Overtures; Violin Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven; Isaac Stern; New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein 1
2002 Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 / Respighi: The Pines of Rome Ludwig van Beethoven, Ottorino Respighi; New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Zdeněk Mácal 1
2002 交響曲第9番《合唱》 ルートヴィヒ・ヴァン・ベートーヴェン;サイトウ・キネン・オーケストラ,小澤征爾 1
2002 Piano Works, vol. 3 Beethoven; Artur Schnabel 1
2002 Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 / Mozart: Piano Concerto no. 23 / Adagio in B minor / Rondo in D major Beethoven, Mozart; Dame Myra Hess, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Adrian Boult 1
2002 Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 / Haydn: Symphony no. 104 Beethoven, Haydn; Wiener Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2002 Cello & Piano Sonatas Nos. 2, 4, 5 Beethoven; Anne Gastinel, François-Frédéric Guy 1
2002 Moonlight: The Timeless Piano Music of Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven; Gerard Willems 1
2002 Piano Concerto no. 3 / Sonatas Beethoven; Wilhelm Backhaus 1
2002 Piano Concerto no. 3 / Triple Concerto Beethoven; Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard, Urban Svensson, Mats Rondin, Boris Berezovsky 1
2002 Symphony no. 2 / Symphony no. 7 Beethoven; Philharmonia Orchestra, Eduard van Beinum 1
2002 Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler) Ludwig van Beethoven 2
2002 The Bagatelles Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder 1
2002 Violin Concertos Mendelssohn, Beethoven; Joshua Bell, Camerata Salzburg, Sir Roger Norrington 2
2003 Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125, "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chorus, Donald Runnicles 2
2003 The Complete Music for Piano Trio, Volume 1: Piano Trios, op. 70 / Allegretto in B-flat Ludwig van Beethoven; The Florestan Trio 1
2003 Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 Ludwig van Beethoven; Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Pierre‐Laurent Aimard 2
2003 Piano Concerto no. 4 / Symphony no. 2 Beethoven; members of the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Robert Levin 1
2003 Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 "Pastoral" (piano transcripton: Franz Liszt, piano: Konstantin Scherbakov) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2003 Piano Trios Op. 1 Nos. 1 And 3 (Gryphon Trio) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2003 Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Artur Pizarro 1
2003 Symphony No. 5 & 6 Beethoven; Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Roger Norrington 1
2003 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Opp. 54, 57, 78, 90 (Maurizio Pollini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2003 Symphonies nos. 5, 6, 9 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
2003 The Complete Cycle of Trios, Volume 1 Ludwig van Beethoven; The Kalichstein/Laredo/Robinson Trio 1
2003 Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4 Beethoven; Stephen Kovacevich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis 1
2003 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Mendelssohn; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner, Viktoria Mullova 2
2003 Haydn: Cello Concertos / Beethoven: Romances Haydn, Beethoven; Australian Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Müller‐Schott 1
2003 Piano Sonatas: No. 21 "Waldstein" / No. 23 "Appassionata" / No. 26 "Les Adieux" Ludwig van Beethoven; Mari Kodama 1
2003 Symphonies No. 2 & 6 Beethoven; Sinfonia Varsovia, Yehudi Menuhin 1
2003 The Complete Music for Piano Trio, Volume 2: Piano Trio in B-flat, op. 97 "Archduke" / Allegretto in E-flat, Hess 48 / Kakadu Variations, op. 121a Ludwig van Beethoven; The Florestan Trio 1
2003 Beethoven Piano Sonatas: No. 11, Op. 22 / No. 13, Op. 27 No. 1 / No. 31, Op. 110 (piano: Garrick Ohlsson) Beethoven; Garrick Ohlsson 2
2003 Brahms: Violin Concerto / Beethoven: Triple Concerto Beethoven, Brahms; Anne‐Sophie Mutter 1
2003 Symphonies nos. 1-9 Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Liszt; Cyprien Katsaris 1
2003 Symphonies nos. 1, 3 “Eroica” Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2003 Symphonies nos. 2, 5 Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2003 Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 "Pastoral" Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2003 Symphonies Nos. 7, 8 Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2003 Symphony No. 9 "Choral" Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle 1
2003 Symphonies No. 1 & 3 "Eroica" Beethoven; Sinfonia Varsovia, Yehudi Menuhin 1
2003 Piano Trios, Volume 1 Beethoven; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell 2
2003 Piano Trios, Volume 2 Beethoven; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell 2
2003 Beethoven: Piano Trio in D "Ghost" / Mozart: Piano Trio in G, K. 564 / Bridge: Piano Trio no. 2 Ludwig Beethoven, Mozart, Bridge; Britten, Menuhin, Gendron 1
2003 Leonore Overture No. 3 / Symphony No. 6 Beethoven; The Cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnányi 1
2003 The Complete String Quartets (Vol I) "Lobkowitz" Beethoven; Pražák Quartet 1
2003 String Quartets Nos. 1-3 Beethoven; Cleveland Quartet 1
2003 String Quartets nos. 12, 14 Beethoven; Cleveland Quartet 1
2003 Symphonie no. 9 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
2003 Piano and Cello Works Beethoven; Eric Zivian, Tanya Tomkins 1
2003 3 sonates pour piano Ludwig van Beethoven; Jonathan Gilad 1
2003 Beethoven symphonies 5 & 7 (Residentie orchestra feat. conductor: Jaap van Zweden) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2003 Beethoven: String Quartet op. 74 / Schumann: String Quartet op. 41 no. 3 in A major / Stravinsky: 3 Pieces for String Quartet Beethoven, Schumann, Stravinsky; Sacconi Quartet 1
2003 Christus am Ölberge, Op.85 (Dir. Kent Nagano, Luba Orgonasova, Plácido Domingo, Andreas Schmidt) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2003 Great Piano Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Yukio Yokoyama 1
2003 Last Three Piano Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Artur Pizarro 1
2003 Piano Sonatas 29-32, Bagatelles Op. 126 (Christoph Eschenbach) Ludwig van Beethoven 1

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