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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
2016 Piano Recital Beethoven, Albéniz, Cruz-Guevara, Grieg; Anastasia Rizikov 1
2016 Symphonies 4 & 5 Beethoven; Concentus Musicus Wien, Harnoncourt 1
2017 Richard Strauss: Cello Sonata / Beethoven: Cello Variations on “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” and “See, the Conquering Hero Comes” Richard Strauss, Beethoven; Mstislav Rostropovich, Vasso Devetzi 1
2017 Complete Works for Solo Piano, Volume 15: Diabelli Variations Beethoven; Ronald Brautigam 1
2017 Complete String Quartets Beethoven; Takács Quartet 1
2017 Les Sonates pour Violoncelle et Piano Ludwig van Beethoven; François Salque, Éric Le Sage 1
2017 Beethoven: Piano Trios, opus 1 / Christophe Hache: Désinstallation Beethoven, Christophe Hache; Trio Leos 1
2017 Glenn Gould in the Sixties Beethoven; Glenn Gould 1
"Archduke" Trio / Trio no. 7 Beethoven; Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell 1
“Kreutzer” and “Spring” Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Zino Francescatti & Robert Casadesus 5 1
3 Sonates Pour Piano Forte (Paul Badura-Skoda) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
4 Sonatas for Violin & Piano Ludwig van Beethoven; Zino Francescatti & Robert Casadesus 5 1
5 Cello Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Daniil Shafran, Anton Ginsburg 1
7éme Symphonie Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestre philarmonique de France 1
9 Sinfonien Beethoven; Dresdner Philharmonie, Herbert Kegel 1
Adelaide: Beethoven and the Guitar Ludwig van Beethoven; Izhar Elias, Fernando Cordas, Zefira Valova, Ivan Iliev 1
Alfred Brendel Plays Beethoven Beethoven; Alfred Brendel 1
Alfred Brendel plays Beethoven Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Alfred Brendel 1
An Evening With Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven; Walter Meyer 1
Audio News Collection Gold Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Bach: Italian Concerto / Beethoven: Sonata, op. 109 / Liszt: Sonata in B minor J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Franz Liszt; Yoon Ju Lee 1
Beethoven · Verdi: String Quartets Beethoven, Verdi; André Previn 1
Beethoven (Red Classics) Ludwig van Beethoven; Hungarian State Orchestra 1
Beethoven Complete Piano Concertos Ludwig van Beethoven; Paul Lewis, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiří Bělohlávek 1
Beethoven for Babies Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Beethoven I Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Beethoven Ninth Symphony / New York Philharmonic, Mehta Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Beethoven Violin Concerto / Brahms Horn Trio Ludwig van Beethoven; Johannes Brahms; Joseph Szigeti, John Barrows, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Doráti 1
Beethoven: Concerto in D major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 61 / Mendelssohn: Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, op. 64 Ludwig Beethoven, Mendelssohn; Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, Maximiano Valdés, Elmar Oliveira 1
Beethoven: Greatest Composers Sounds of Excellence Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Beethoven: Streichquartet, op. 135 / Schubert: Streichquartett, D. 887 Beethoven, Schubert; Emerson String Quartet 1
Beethoven: Symphonie no. 5 / Schumann: Symphonie no. 3 “Rheinische” Beethoven, Schumann; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / Grieg: Peer Gynt Beethoven, Grieg; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Grüner-Hegge 1
Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 / Brahms: Symphony no. 1 Beethoven, Brahms; Gunther Schuller 1
Beethoven: Violinkonzert D-Dur op. 61 Ludwig van Beethoven; Fritz Kreisler, Leo Blech, Orchester der Staatsoper Berlin 1
Bühnenmusik: Die Weihe des Hauses / Leonore Prohaska Beethoven; Sylvia McNair, Bryn Terfel, Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
Cello Sonatas Beethoven; Paul Tortelier 1
Chamber Music Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořák; members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Marlboro Festival Wind Ensemble 1
Chamber Music: Schubert, Vivaldi, Bach & Beethoven Franz Schubert, Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Christus am Ölberg Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Classic Baby: Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Classica D'Oro - Beethoven Symphony #9 in D minor Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Classica DeAgostini Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 Ludwig van Beethoven; Tatiana Nikolayeva 1
Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Tatiana Nikolayeva 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 Ludwig van Beethoven; Gerard Willems 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 3 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 5 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 6 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 7 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 9 Ludwig van Beethoven; Annie Fischer 1
Complete Sonatas for Violin & Piano Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 15 / Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 37 Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin 1
Concerto No. 4 Piano / Sonata No. 26, "Les Adieux" (Budapest Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Ervin Lukács, piano: Zoltán Kocsis) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Concerto per violino e orchestra in re maggiore op. 61 / Sonata "Kreutzer" n. 9 in la maggiore op. 47 Beethoven; David Oistrakh, Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française, André Cluytens, Lev Oborin 1
Concerto pour piano n°1 Ludwig van Beethoven; D. Tomšič, A. Nanut 1
Concertos nos. 4 & 5 "Emperor" Beethoven; Van Cliburn, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner 1
Concertos pour piano No.4 et No.5 "L'Empereur" Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini, Orchestre Philarmonique de Vienne, Karl Böhm 2
Cristus am Ölberge Op. 85 (Christoph Spering, Das Neue Orchester) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Diabelli Variations, Piano Sonata No. 21 "Waldstein" Ludwig van Beethoven; Daniel Varsano, Hiroko Nakamura 1
Die berühmten Streichquartette Franz Schubert, Antonín Dvořák, Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Die frühen Streichquartette / The "Early" Quartets, op. 18 Beethoven; Alban Berg Quartett 1
Die Klaviersonaten No. 16-22 (Barenboim) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Die Klaviersonaten No. 27 in E moll Op. 90 / No. 28 in A dur Op. 101 / No. 30 in E dur Op. 109 (Daniel Barenboim) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Die Klaviersonaten No.16 G-dur op.31 No.1, No.17 d-moll op.31 No.2, No.19 g-moll op.49 No.1, No.20 G-dur op.49 No.2 Beethoven; Daniel Barenboim 1
Emperor Ludwig van Beethoven; Clifford Curzon, The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Knappertsbusch 1
Eroica / Symphonie - Freude, schöner Götterfunken Ludwig van Beethoven 3
Famous Piano Concertos Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Favorite Beethoven Sonatas: Moonlight, Appassionata, Pathétique Ludwig van Beethoven; Vladimir Horowitz 1
Felix Weingartner Conducts Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven; Felix Weingartner 3 1
Four Violin Sonatas Beethoven; Arthur Grumiaux, Claudio Arrau 1
Franz Schubert: Streichquintett / Ludwig van Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Schubert, Beethoven; Hagen Quartett 1
Geister-Trio & Erzherzog-Trio Ludwig van Beethoven, Wilhelm Kempff, Henryk Szeryng & Pierre Fournier 1
Gilels Plays Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 Ludwig van Beethoven; The Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Emil Gilels, Kurt Sanderling 1
Incidental Music of Egmont & The Ruins of Athens Beethoven; Dennis Russell Davies, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s 1
Klassische Ouvertüren Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 / 2. Symphonie Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 / Klaviersonate Nr. 17 "Der Sturm" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klavierkonzert nr. 5 / Sonate Pathetique Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 Es-Dur, op. 73 / Fantasie für Klavier, Chor und Orchester, op. 80 Ludwig van Beethoven; Magda Bergreich, Philharmonic Festival Choir, V. Petroschoff, Alfred Brendel, Südwest-Studioorchester, Wilfried Böttcher 1
Klavierkonzerte No. 3 / Klavierkonzerte No. 4 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klaviersonate Nr.1 Nr.18 Nr.12 (Paul Bakura-Skoda) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klaviersonate Nr.3 - Nr.8 - Nr.26 (Paul Bakura-Skoda) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klaviersonaten Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
Klaviersonaten Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Backhaus 1
Klaviersonaten No. 1-3 Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder 1
Klaviersonaten No. 8 "Pathétique", No. 21 "Waldstein", No. 23 "Appassionata" Ludwig van Beethoven; Emil Gilels 1
Kreutzer Sonata Ludwig van Beethoven; Menuhin, Kempff 1
Lifescapes: Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Liszt: Piano Concertos / Les Preludes / Beethoven: 11 Viennese Dances Liszt, Beethoven; Felix Weingartner, Emil von Sauer, LSO, LPO, PCO 1
Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven; Philharmonia Slavonica, Carlo Pantelli 1
Masterpieces for Wind Ensemble Ludwig van Beethoven; London Wind Soloists 1
Messe en ut majeur Beethoven; Orchestre Philharmonique d’État de Sofia, Constantin Iliev 1
Missa Solemnis Beethoven; Lori Phillips, Robynne Redmon, James Taylor, Jay Baylon, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Chorus, Kenneth Schermerhorn 1
Missa Solemnis in D major, op. 123 Ludwig van Beethoven; Oratorio Choir of the Landau Music Society, Palatinate Philharmonic Orchestra, Werner Kloor 1
Moonlight, Pathetique, Appassionata, Impromptus Ludwig van Beethoven; Владимир Самойлович Горовиц 1
Mozart - Beethoven Mozart, Beethoven; Meccorre String Quartet 1

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