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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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Discography

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Beethoven: "Kreutzer" Sonata / Franck: Sonata Beethoven, Franck; Itzhak Perlman, Martha Argerich 1
1999 BBC Music, Volume 8, Number 3: Symphonies nos. 6 (Pastoral) & 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä 1
1999 "Emperor" Concerto / Piano Sonata op. 110 Beethoven; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine, Alfred Brendel 1
1999 Furtwängler Conducts Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1999 Out of Later Years, Volume IV Ludwig van Beethoven; Sviatoslav Richter 1
1999 Symphony No. 9 'Choral' Beethoven; Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Otto Klemperer 1
1999 Symphony No. 9, Legendary “Velvet Revolution” Concert Beethoven; Česká filharmonie, Václav Neumann 1
2000 Live from the Concertgebouw: 1978 & 1992 Mozart, Beethoven; Martha Argerich 1
2000 Piano Concerto no. 5 / Piano Concerto no. 2 Beethoven; Dame Myra Hess, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent 1
2000 Sonata no. 29 "Hammerklavier" / Sonata no. 3 / Bagatelles, op. 126 Beethoven; Sviatoslav Richter 1
2001 Pletnev Live at Carnegie Hall Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Chopin; Pletnev 1
2001 Beethoven: Leonore Overture no. 3 / Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges - Suite / Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 Beethoven, Prokofiev, Dvořák; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rudolf Kempe 1
2001 Great Hungarian Musicians Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Béla Bartók; Jóseph Szigeti, Béla Bartók 1
2001 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Beethoven; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
2002 Symphonien Nr. 5 / 6 Beethoven; Karl Böhm, Wiener Philharmoniker 1
2002 Brahms: Symphony no. 2 / Beethoven: Symphony no. 2 Brahms, Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham 1
2002 Spring & Kreutzer Sonatas Beethoven; Anne‐Sophie Mutter, Lambert Orkis 1
2002 Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Schubert: Symphony no. 4 Beethoven, Schubert; Teresa Żylis-Gara, Marga Höffgen, Robert Tear, Raffaelle Arié, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, Carlo Maria Giulini 1
2002 Beethoven: Symphony no. 4 / Mozart: Posthornserenade Beethoven, Mozart; NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand 1
2002 Haydn: Piano Sonata no. 37 / Chopin: Nocturne op. 72 no. 1 / Nocturne op. 15 no. 1 / Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 11 / Eroica Variations / Schumann: Études symphoniques / Rachmaninov: 12 Preludes Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven, Schumann, Rachmaninov; Sviatoslav Richter 1
2003 Beethoven: Diabelli / Webern: Opus 27 / Händel: Air mit Variationen Beethoven, Webern, Händel; Evgeni Koroliov 1
2003 Fidelio (cond. Otto Klemperer) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2003 Bach: French Suite no. 6 / Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 6 / Chopin: Nocturne in E-flat / Waltz in C-sharp minor / Schumann: Träumerei Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann; Mieczysław Horszowski 1
2003 Symphonie no. 6 Beethoven; Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber 1
2004 Symphony no. 9 D minor (Berlin, 19.04.1942) (Berlin, April 1942) Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Furtwängler, Erna Berger, Gertrude Pitzinger, Helge Rosvaenge, Rudolf Watzke, Bruno Kittel Choir, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
2004 A Sonata Recital by Béla Bartók and Joseph Szigeti Beethoven, Bartók, Debussy; Béla Bartók, Joseph Szigeti 1
2004 Beethoven Fest! Ludwig van Beethoven; Astoria Symphony Orchestra, Silas Nathaniel Huff 1
2005 Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, K. 322 / Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960 / Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A major, op. 101 / Brahms: Intermezzos, op. 119 nos. 1 & 3 Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms; Wilhelm Kempff 1
2005 Beethoven: Clarinet Trio in B flat, op.11 / Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat, op. 20 Beethoven, Mendelssohn; The Nash Ensemble 1
2005 9. Symphonie d-moll op. 125 Ludwig van Beethoven; Bayer Philharmoniker, Rainer Koch 1
2005 Dvořák: Sonatina / Janáček, Brahms, Beethoven: Sonatas Dvořák, Janáček, Brahms, Beethoven; Rudolf Firkušný, Josef Suk 1
2005 Schubert: Schwanengesang / Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte Schubert, Beethoven; Matthias Goerne, Alfred Brendel 1
2006 Bach: Capriccio, Reger: Variations and Fugue, Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Bach, Reger, Beethoven; Serkin 1
2006 Symphony no. 5 / Symphony no. 1 Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 3
2006 Bruckner: Symphony no. 7 / Beethoven: Egmont Overture / Prometheus Overture Bruckner, Beethoven; Hallé Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli 1
2006 Symphony no. 9 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink 5 3
2006 Live in Berlin: Symphony no. 9 “Choral” Beethoven; West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim, Angela Denoke, Waltraud Meier, Burkhard Fritz, René Pape, Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin 1
2007 The Symphonies: Live From the Edinburgh Festival Ludwig van Beethoven; Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras 1
2007 Beethoven: Egmont Overture / Violin Concerto / Brahms: Violin Sonata in D minor Beethoven, Brahms; Wolfgang Schneiderhan, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész, Carl Seemann 1
2008 Mass in C Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Sir Colin Davis 1
2009 Piano Concertos 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 Ludwig van Beethoven; Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim 1
2010 9. Symphonie Beethoven/Mahler; Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich, Kristjan Järvi 1
2010 Violin Sonatas 1 Ludwig van Beethoven; Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien 1
2010 Symphonie Nr. 9 Beethoven; Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons 1
2011 Violin Sonatas 3 Ludwig van Beethoven; Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien 1
2012 Schubert: Impromptu in B flat / Beethoven: Piano Sonatas nos. 6 & 29 Schubert, Beethoven; Wilhelm Backhaus 1
2012 The Symphonies Ludwig van Beethoven; Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Frans Brüggen 1
2013 Sonates Vol. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; François-Frédéric Guy 2
2013 The Complete Piano Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; François-Frédéric Guy 1
2013 Cantata on the Death of the Emperor Joseph II / Symphony no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas 1
2016 The Seattle Recital Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev; Emil Gilels 1
2016 Symphony No. 9 Ludwig van Beethoven; Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Bruno Weil, Tafelmusik 1
Claudio Arrau in concert, Volume 3 Beethoven; Claudio Arrau 1
DIE ZEIT Klassik-Edition 10: Wilhelm Furtwängler dirigiert Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
Fidelio Beethoven 1
Fidelio (highlights) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Klavierkonzert no. 5: "Emperor" Concerto Ludwig van Beethoven; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli; Wiener Symphoniker; Carlo Maria Giulini 1
Richter Live in London Beethoven; Sviatoslav Richter 1
Symphonies Nos. 4 & 5 Beethoven; Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache 1
Violin Sonatas 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Art of Glenn Gould: Bach, Beethoven, Haydn Bach, Beethoven, Haydn; Glenn Gould 2

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Copying Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1918 Chorus of Dervishes L. van Beethoven; Jascha Heifetz, André Benoist 1
2014 Prelude Through All Twelve Major Keys, Op. 39 No. 1 (Performance Emulation) Ludwig van Beethoven 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Pathétique Sonata: Piano Sonata no. 8, C minor, opus 13 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1

Other

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1969 Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" (London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor Leopold Stokowski) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1998 Symphony no. 9 for Piano, Soloists and Choir Ludwig van Beethoven arranged by Richard Wagner; Noriko Ogawa, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki 1
2004 Egmont Overture / Symphony No. 9 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2005 Concerti 4 & 5 pour le pianoforte Ludwig van Beethoven; Arthur Schoonderwoerd; Cristofori 1
2006 Rondo in B-flat major, Wo0 6 (The Seasons Chamber Orchestra feat. piano: Mikhail Lidsky) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
2012 Coriolan Overture Ludwig van Beethoven; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 Egmont Overture Op. 84 Ludwig van Beethoven; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
2012 String Quartet no. 6 in B-flat major, op. 18, no. 6 Ludwig van Beethoven; Musopen String Quartet 1
2012 Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major Eroica, Op. 55 Ludwig van Beethoven; Musopen Symphony Orchestra 1
Die Streichquartette Beethoven; Gewandhaus-Quartett 1
Fidelio Overture, Symphonies Nos. 7 and 2 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 4 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 6 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 10 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 11 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 18 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 21 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 22 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 92 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 94 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 96 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Landscape Classics Series, No. 98 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphonies No. 6 "Pastoral" and No. 8 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Symphony Nos. 3 "Eroica" and 5 "Fate" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
Wellington's Victory "Battle Symphony" Ludwig van Beethoven 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 4 / Schuman: Piano Concerto Beethoven, Schumann; Hélène Grimaud, Deutsches Symphonie‐Orchester Berlin, David Zinman, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Kurt Masur 1

Broadcast + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Schumann: Symphonie No. 1 / Bruckner: Symphonie No. 4 / Haydn: Symphonie Hob. I/88 / Beethoven: Coriolan Robert Schumann, Anton Bruckner, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler 4 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1957 Concerto n° 5 pour piano et orchestre « L'Empereur » Beethoven - Artur Schnabel - Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera 1
1960 Klavierkonzert Nr. 5 (Elly Ney) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1969 Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” Beethoven; Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Eugen Jochum 1

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