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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
1990 Classic Piano Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Nicholas Walker 1
1990 Fidelio (Staatsopernchor & Staatskapelle Dresden, feat. conductor: Bernard Haitink, singers: Norman, Goldberg, Moll) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Frühlingssonate / Kreutzersonate Ludwig van Beethoven; Ernst Gröschel, Leon Spierer 1
1990 Für Elise: Die schönsten Klavierstücke von Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven; Wilhelm Kempff 1
1990 Horowitz plays Beethoven Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Владимир Самойлович Горовиц 1
1990 Missa Solemnis Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner 1
1990 Missa Solemnis Ludwig van Beethoven; Carol Vaness, Waltraud Meier, Hans Peter Blochwitz, Hans Tschammer, Tallis Chamber Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Tate 1
1990 Missa Solemnis for Four Solo Voices, Choir, Orchestra and Organ (Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks feat. conductor: Michael Gielen) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Mozart: Symphony No. 40 / Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Mozart, Beethoven; Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century 1
1990 Piano Concerto no. 5 "Emperor" / Choral Fantasy op. 80 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Piano Concerto no. 5 “Emperor” (Silvia Čápová, London Festival Orchestra, Alfred Scholz) Beethoven 1
1990 Piano Concerto no. 5 / Choral Fantasia Beethoven; The London Classical Players, The Schütz Choir of London, Sir Roger Norrington, Melvyn Tan 1
1990 Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Beethoven; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, Radu Lupu 1
1990 Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2 Beethoven; Anton Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Emil Tabakov 2
1990 Piano Concertos nos. 3 & 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Emanuel Ax, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn 2
1990 Piano Concertos nos. 3 & 4 Beethoven; Anton Dikov, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Emil Tabakov 1
1990 Piano Quintets Mozart, Beethoven; Alfred Brendel, Members of the Hungarian Quintet 1
1990 Piano Sonatas 8, 9, 10, 13 & 14 Beethoven; Walter Gieseking 5 1
1990 Piano Sonatas, Volume I Beethoven; Glenn Gould 2
1990 Piano Sonatas, Volume V: op. 10 no. 1 / op. 10 no. 2 / op. 10 no. 3 / op. 26 "Funeral March" Beethoven; John O'Conor 1
1990 Piano Sonatas: Moonlight / Appassionata / Waldstein Ludwig van Beethoven; Vladimir Ashkenazy 2
1990 Piano Trios Ludwig van Beethoven 4 1
1990 Septet, op. 20 / Clarinet Trio, op. 11 Beethoven; The Nash Ensemble 1
1990 Sonatas Beethoven; Van Cliburn 1
1990 Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2 Beethoven; Yo‐Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax 1
1990 String Quartet Op. 59 No. 2 "Razumovskij" / String Quartet Op. 74 "Delle arpe" Beethoven; Guarneri Quartet 1
1990 String Quartet Op. 130 and Grosse Fuge Beethoven; The Medici Quartet 1
1990 String Quartets op. 95 & op. 132 Beethoven; Guarneri Quartet 1
1990 Symphonie n° 8 "inachevé" / Symphonie n° 5 "du destin" Schubert, Beethoven 1
1990 Symphonie Nr. 9 Ludwig van Beethoven,Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest,Concertgebouwkoor,Bernard Haitink 1
1990 Symphonies Nos. 1, 3 "Eroica" (NBC Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Arturo Toscanini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Symphonies Nos. 1, 7 (Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Ljubljana feat. conductor: Anton Nanut) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Symphonies Nos. 4, 6 "Pastorale" (NBC Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Arturo Toscanini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Symphonies nos. 5 & 7 Beethoven; Haitink, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam 1
1990 Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1990 Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" / Coriolan Overture Beethoven; Bamberg Philharmonic 1
1990 Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" / Overture "Fidelio" Ludwig van Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos 1
1990 Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" / Symphony no. 6 "Pastoral" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Symphony No. 5 / Overtures Beethoven; Münchner Philharmoniker, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe 2
1990 Symphony no. 6 'Pastoral' Ludwig van Beethoven; The European Symphony Orchestra, Hans Swarowsky 1
1990 Symphony no. 9 “Choral” Ludwig van Beethoven; London Festival Orchestra, Alfred Scholz 1
1990 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 (Philharmonica Slavonica. Cond.: Eugen Duvier. Solists of the Opera of Bratislava) Ludwig van Beethoven 2
1990 Symphony No.9 in D minor Op. 125 including the choir finale / ode 'An die Freude' Beethoven; Magdalena Paloczaj, Eva Bandova, Peter Kottwald & Josef Bacek, Alberto Lizzio 2
1990 The Genius of Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonio Vivaldi; Rondò Veneziano 3
1990 The Late Quartets, Volume 2 Beethoven; Lindsay String Quartet 1
1990 The Late Quartets, Volume 3 Beethoven; Lindsay String Quartet 1
1990 The Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Volume I (violin: Robert Mann, piano: Stephen Hough) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1990 Violin Concerto in D major (Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Andrew Davis, violin: Oscar Shumsky) Ludwig van Beethoven; Oscar Shumsky, Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Davis 1
1991 String Quartets: op. 59 no. 2 in E minor / op. 59 no. 3 in C Beethoven; New Budapest Quartet 1
1991 Symphonies: No. 3 "Eroica" / No. 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; BRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels, Alexander Rahbari 1
1991 The Best of Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Fidelio (Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor: Sir Georg Solti) Ludwig van Beethoven 2
1991 The Middle String Quartets, opp. 59, 74, 95 Beethoven; Tokyo String Quartet 1
1991 Symphonien Nr. 6 »Pastorale« & Nr. 8 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 4
1991 Piano Sonatas, Volume VI op. 109, 110, 111 Beethoven; John O'Conor 1
1991 Piano Concertos Nos. 4, 5 "Emperor" Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Ashkenazy 2
1991 The Op. 31 Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Richard Goode 1
1991 Beethoven: Greatest Hits Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Klavierkonzert / Tripelkonzert Ludwig van Beethoven; Christoph Eschenbach, Anne‐Sophie Mutter, Yo‐Yo Ma, Mark Zeltser, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
1991 Mozart: Piano Quintet, K. 452 / Adagio and Rondo, K. 617 / Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Wind, op. 16 Mozart, Beethoven; Jenő Jandó, József Kiss, Béla Kovács, Jenö Keveházi, József Vajda, Imre Kovács, György Konrád, Tamás Koó 1
1991 Sonatas for Cello and Piano: Op. 102, nos. 1 & 2 / Op. 69 Ludwig van Beethoven; Csaba Onczay, Jenő Jandó 2
1991 Sonaten opp. 27/1 · 27/2 · 28: »Mondschein / Moonlight / Au clair de lune · Pastorale« Ludwig van Beethoven; Maurizio Pollini 3
1991 Beethoven Edition Beethoven; Claudio Arrau 1
1991 Beethoven: String Quartet in F minor (arranged: Gustav Mahler) & Große Fuge / Mozart: Adaigio & Fuge in C minor (English Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Jeffrey Tate) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Diabelli Variations Beethoven; Daniel Barenboim 1
1991 Diabelli Variations Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder 1
1991 Die späten Streichquartette Ludwig van Beethoven; LaSalle Quartet 1
1991 Klavierkonzert No. 3 / Fidelio Ouvertüre Beethoven; Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, Anton Nanut, Dubravka Tomšič 2
1991 Klaviertrios Ludwig van Beethoven; Canadian Trio 1
1991 Overtures (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig feat. Václav Neumann) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat, op. 73 “Emperor” Ludwig van Beethoven; Claudio Arrau, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, Bernard Haitink 1
1991 Piano Concerto no. 5 in E-flat major, op. 73 "Emperor" / Grosse Fuge Beethoven; Australian Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Kovacevich 2
1991 Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Tamás Vásáry 2
1991 Piano Sonatas Beethoven; Rudolf Buchbinder 1
1991 Piano Sonatas, Volume I Ludwig van Beethoven; Alfred Brendel 1
1991 Piano Sonatas: Appassionata, Les Adieux, Tempest (Angela Giulini) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Piano Sonatas: No. 14 "Moonlight" / No. 21 "Waldstein" / No. 23 "Appassionata" Ludwig van Beethoven; Mikhail Pletnev 2
1991 Sonatas for piano and violoncello Ludwig van Beethoven; Pierre Fournier, Jean Fonda 1
1991 Sonaten (nos.1-10), Volume 1 Beethoven; Jean‐Bernard Pommier 1
1991 String Quartet no. 14 Beethoven; Vermeer Quartet 1
1991 String Quartets Op. 59 No. 1& 2 "Razumovsky" (Budapest String Quartet) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 String Quartets Op. 59 No. 3 "Razumovsky", Op. 74 "Harp" / Great Fugue in B-flat minor Beethoven; Budapest String Quartet 2
1991 Symphonie No. 3 'Eroica' Ludwig van Beethoven; Henry Adolph 1
1991 Symphonie No. 5 & No. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven 2
1991 Symphonies Nos. 2, 5 Beethoven; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 3
1991 Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 7 Beethoven; Orchestre Symphonique de Chicago, Sir Georg Solti 1
1991 Symphony No. 2 & No. 4 Beethoven; Ljubljana Symphony Orchestra, Anton Nanut 1
1991 Symphony No. 6 'Pastoral' / Overture 'King Stephan' Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" / Symphony No. 8 Beethoven; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Harnoncourt 1
1991 Symphony No. 6 "Pastorale" (London Festival Orchestra) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Symphony no. 6 op. 68 (Pastorale) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: Overtures (Berlin Philharmonic feat. conductor: Joseph Keilberth) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Symphony no. 9 Beethoven; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, The Chamber Orchestra of Europe 1
1991 Symphony no. 9 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Hans Schmidt‐Isserstedt 2
1991 Symphony No. 9 (Prague Symphony Orchestra & Choir feat. conductor: Alberto Lizzio) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Symphony no. 9 in D Minor Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Liszt; Cyprien Katsaris 1
1991 Symphony No.1 & No.3 Beethoven; Anton Nanut 1
1991 Symphony No.9 "Choral" Beethoven; Eugen Duvier 1
1991 Ten Trios for Piano, Violin and Cello Ludwig van Beethoven; Borodin Trio 1
1991 The Beethoven Collection Ludwig van Beethoven, Simfonični orkester RTV Slovenija & Anton Nanut 1

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