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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 totally 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 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 Beethoven; Arturo Toscanini 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 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 Symphonies no. 6 "Pastorale" & no. 8 Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
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, Jozsef 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 Best of Classics Ludwig van Beethoven 0
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 (Canadian Trio feat. violin: Jaime Weissenblum, cello: Nina Tobias, piano: Gloria Saarinen) Ludwig van Beethoven 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 1
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 1
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 "Choral" Ludwig van Beethoven; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Sutherland, Horne, King, Talvela 1
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
1991 The Complete Sonatas Ludwig van Beethoven; Richard Goode 2
1991 The Sonatas for Violin and Piano, Volume II (violin: Robert Mann, piano: Stephen Hough) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1991 Trios pour pianoforte, violon & violoncelle, op. 1 Nos. 1 & 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Patrick Cohen, Erich Höbarth, Christophe Coin 1
1991 Violin Concerto Beethoven; Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini, Itzhak Perlman 5 5
1991 Violin Concerto / Violin Romance no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven; Philharmonia Slavonica, Alberto Lizzio, Jan Czerkow 1
1991 Violin Sonatas Beethoven, Mozart; Arthur Grumiaux, Clara Haskil 1
1992 The Best of Beethoven, Symphonies No. 5 & 9 (Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana feat. conductor: Anton Nanut / Great Festival Orchestra and Choir feat. conductor: Alberto Lizzio) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 3 (Cleveland Orchestra feat. conductor: George Szell, piano: Leon Fleisher) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Sibelius; Zino Francescatti, David Oistrakh, Bruno Walter, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Beethoven : Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor / Brahms : Rhapsodies & Intermezzos Beethoven, Brahms; Van Cliburn 1
1992 Symphonies Nos 1 & 6, 'Pastoral' Beethoven; Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Yevgeny Mravinsky 1
1992 Diabelli-Variationen Ludwig van Beethoven; Anatol Ugurski 1
1992 The Late String Quartets op. 127, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135 Beethoven; Tokyo String Quartet 1
1992 Bagatelles: Op. 33 / Op. 119 / Op. 126 Ludwig van Beethoven; Jenő Jandó 1
1992 Schubert: Death & the Maiden / Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 135 Schubert, Beethoven; Hagen Quartett 1
1992 Mozart: Fantasia in D minor, K. 397 / Chopin: Two Nocturnes / Debussy: Children's Corner / Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 2 in A major, op. 2 no. 2 Mozart, Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven; Mieczysław Horszowski 1
1992 Piano Trios: “Archduke” / “Ghost” Ludwig van Beethoven; Jenő Jandó, Takako Nishizaki, Csaba Onczay 1
1992 Piano Concertos nos. 2, 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Leon Fleisher, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
1992 Symphonies nos. 4, 7 / “King Stephen” Overture Beethoven; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
1992 Piano Concerto Nr. 5 "Emperor", Choral Fantasy Ludwig van Beethoven; Emanuel Ax, André Previn, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, New York Philharmonic 1
1992 Violin Sonatas: No. 4, op. 23 / No. 10, op. 96 Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki, Jenő Jandó 2
1992 Sonatas for Cello and Piano, op. 5, nos. 1 and 2 / Handel and Mozart Variations Ludwig van Beethoven; Csaba Onczay, Jenő Jandó 2
1992 Symphony no. 6 "Pastoral" / Leonora Overture no. 2 Beethoven; Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, Michael Halász 4
1992 "Eroica" Variations / Variations / Bagatelles Beethoven; Glenn Gould 2
1992 Messe in C Beethoven; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner 1
1992 Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 3 "Eroica" Beethoven; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Harnoncourt 1
1992 Ouverture "Coriolan" / Concerto pour piano et orchestre No. 5 "L'Empereur" (Orchestre de Chambre de Genève feat. conductor: Thierry Fischer, piano: Gui-Michel Caillat) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Bach-Busoni / Scarlatti / Beethoven / Brahms / Grieg / Mompou / Albeniz / Granados Bach, Busoni, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Mompou, Albéniz, Granados; Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli 1
1992 Beethoven: Sonata no. 9 "Kreutzer" / Brahms: Sonata no. 2 in A major Beethoven, Brahms; Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Markovich 1
1992 Beethoven's Greatest Hits Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Gerhard Samuel / The Gustav Mahler Re-Orchestration of Beethoven Symphony No.9 Ludwig van Beethoven 1

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