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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
Streichquartette Nos. 8, 11 Beethoven; Alban Berg Quartet 1
Streichquartette Nos. 12, 16 Beethoven; Alban Berg Quartet 1
Streichquintett Op. 29 / Septett Op. 20 (Hausmusik) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, op. 59, no. 2 Beethoven; Smetana Quartet 1
String Quartet no. 13 in B-flat major op. 130 / Grand Fugue in B-flat major op. 133 Beethoven; Smetana Quartet 1
String Quartet Op. 131 / String Quartet Op. 18 No. 4 Beethoven; Paizo Quartet 1
String Quartet op. 132 & op. 135 Ludwig van Beethoven; Melos Quartet 1
String Quartets Ludwig van Beethoven; Smetana Quartet 1
String Quartets op. 18 no. 5 / op. 59 no. 1 Beethoven; Borodin String Quartet 1
String Quartets op. 59 "Rasumowsky" Beethoven; Vermeer Quartet 1
String Quartets Op. 127 / Op. 131 Beethoven; The Medici Quartet 1
String Quartets, Volume 4 Beethoven; Borodin Quartet 1
String Trios Dohnányi, Penderecki, Fine, Beethoven; Díaz Trio 1
Svjatoslav Richter in Prague: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 7, 12 Ludwig van Beethoven; Svjatoslav Richterич Рихтер 1
Symphonie N°6 "Pastorale" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonie No. 3 Es-Dur, Op. 55 "Eroica" Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
Symphonie No. 4 B-Dur, Op. 60 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
Symphonie no. 5 Beethoven; Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
Symphonie No. 5 / No. 8 (Dresdner Philharmonie, Herbert Kegel) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonie No. 5 / Triple Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonie No. 6 (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonie No. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Carlos Kleiber 2
Symphonie No. 9 in D moll Op. 125 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonie no.6 "Pastorale" / Overtüren "König Stephan", "Die Weihe des Hauses" Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado 1
Symphonie nr. 6 in F-dur, op. 68 Beethoven; Orchestre National de France, Paul Kletzki 1
Symphonien No.5 & 7 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonien Nr. 1 und 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; Slowakische Phiharmonie, Bystrik Rezucha 1
Symphonies #1-9 Ludwig van Beethoven; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Michael Halász, Richard Edlinger 1
Symphonies 1 & 6 - Violin Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven, Hans Zender, Henryk Szeryng, Rundfunk‐Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken 1
Symphonies 4 and 5 (feat conductor: Thomas Dausgaard) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies 5 & 7 Beethoven; Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
Symphonies 6 & 8 / "Egmont" Overture Ludwig van Beethoven, Bernard Haitink, Concertgebouworkest 1
Symphonies Nº 4 et 5 Ludwig van Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Josef Krips 1
Symphonies No. 5 & No. 7 (Columbia Symphony Orchestra) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies nos 2 & 4 Ludwig van Beethoven ; Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw ochestra 1
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Ludwig van Beethoven; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Masur 1
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7 (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies Nos. 1 & 8 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies Nos. 1-9 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies nos. 2 & 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
Symphonies nos. 2 & 6 Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphonies Nos. 2, 4 (Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra feat. conductor: Kurt Masur) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies Nos. 3 "Eroica" & 8 (NBC Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Arturo Toscanini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies Nos. 3 "Eroica", 1 (Wiener Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies nos. 3 & 4 Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner 1
Symphonies nos. 3 & 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Hans Vonk 1
Symphonies Nos. 3, 8 (Kubelík) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8 Beethoven; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum 1
Symphonies Nos. 5, 7 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies Nos. 5, 7 / "Egmont" Overture (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Pierre Monteux) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; NHK Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch 1
Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Willem Mengelberg 1
Symphony No 5 "Fate" (The European Symphony Orchestra) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 1 in C major Op. 21 Beethoven; The London Classical Players, Roger Norrington 1
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36 Beethoven; Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
Symphony no. 3 Beethoven; Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen 1
Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner 1
Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" / Egmont Overture (Georgian SIMI Festival Orchestra feat. conductor: Nodar Tsatishvili) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” / Overture: Egmont / Overture: Coriolan / Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus Beethoven; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Karl Böhm 1
Symphony No. 3 (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields feat. conductor: Neville Marriner) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony no. 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Georgian SIMI Festival Orchestra 1
Symphony No. 4 / No. 6 "Pastorale" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 4 & No. 8 (Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Takashi Asahina) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony no. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60 Ludwig van Beethoven; Leningrad Symphony Orchestra, Yevgeni Mravinsky 1
Symphony no. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven; Munich Symphony Orchestra, Klaus Webber 1
Symphony No. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Symphony No. 5 / Piano Concerto No. 4 (Musically Speaking) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 5 / Symphony No. 7 (Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York feat. conductor: Arturo Toscanini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony no. 5 / Symphony no. 8 Beethoven; Hans Schmidt‐Isserstedt, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 1
Symphony No. 5 in C menor, Op. 67 "Fate" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony no. 6 Ludwig van Beethoven; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral', 'Coriolan' & 'Egmont' Overtures (La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra feat. cond: Carlo Maria Giulini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony no. 6 "Pastorale" Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale" Ludwig van Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 'Pastoral' Beethoven; The European Philharmonic Orchestra 1
Symphony No. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 7 / Symphony No. 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn 1
Symphony No. 7 in A Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Antal Doráti 1
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 Beethoven; Slovenská filharmónia, Libor Pešek 1
Symphony no. 9 Beethoven; Benjamin Zander, Dominique Labelle, D'Anna Fortunato, Brad Cresswell, David Arnold, Chorus pro Musica, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra 1
Symphony No. 9 Beethoven; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Symphony no. 9 "Choral" Beethoven; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner 1
Symphony no. 9 "Choral" Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Eugen Jochum 1
Symphony No. 9 "Choral" / Symphony No. 8 (London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 9 (Berliner Symphonika) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 9 (London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No. 9 en D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125 by the St. Petersburg Symphony Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 Ludwig van Beethoven; Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Juozas Domarkas 1
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 (1954 recordings) Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Furtwängler, Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele 1
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral" Beethoven; Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, Jansug Kakhidze 1
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf 1
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan 1
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar, Gustavo Dudamel 1
Symphony No.3 "Eroica" / Egmont Overture (Staatskapelle Dresden conductor Sir Colin Davis) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony No.7 & 8 (Chicago Symphony feat. conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
The 9 Symphonies of Ludiwg van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1
The 9 Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1
The 9 Symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1

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