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Ludwig van Beethoven (, ; 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
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
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 2
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 5 1
1992 Piano Concertos nos. 2, 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Leon Fleisher, The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell 1
1992 Piano Concerto no. 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 Piano Sonatas Nos 1,2 & 3 Ludwig van Beethoven; Igor Uriash, Sergy Uruvayev 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 Collection Beethoven 2
1992 Gerhard Samuel / The Gustav Mahler Re-Orchestration of Beethoven Symphony No.9 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" / Piano Sonata No. 21 "Waldstein" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major "Emperor" Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein, Krystian Zimerman 1
1992 Piano Concerto nos. 2, 3 Beethoven; Australian Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Kovacevich 1
1992 Piano Concertos Beethoven, Tchaikovsky; Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra (Košice), Reinhard Seifried, Ethella Chuprik 3
1992 Piano Transcriptions, Symphony no. 5 & no. 6 (1st movement) Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Liszt; Glenn Gould 5 1
1992 Piano Trios (cello: Pablo Casals) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Serenade / Trio / Duo Ludwig van Beethoven; Susan Milan, Levon Chilingirian, Louise Williams, Sergio Azzolini, Ian Brown 1
1992 Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 / Elegy for String Quartet / Beethoven: Grosse Fuge Shostakovich, Beethoven; Borodin Quartet 1
1992 Sonaten nos. 11-20, Volume 2 Beethoven; Jean‐Bernard Pommier 1
1992 Streichquartett op. 132, 135 Beethoven; Tokyo String Quartet 1
1992 String Quartets Opp. 131, 135 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Leonard Bernstein 1
1992 Symfonie č. 3 Eroica, Klavírní koncert č. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Symphonie No. 3 "L'Héroique" & Ouverture "Léonore" Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Symphonie nr. 6 "Pastorale" / Ouvertüren zu Coriolan, Egmont und Prometheus Beethoven; Slowakische Staatsphilharmonie, Libor Pešek, Philharmonic Orchestra London, Alfred Scholz 1
1992 Symphonie nr. 9 mit dem Schlußchor über Firedrich Schillers Ode "An die Freude" Beethoven; Europäisches Festival, William Bolden 1
1992 Symphonien No. 7 • 8 Ludwig van Beethoven; Wiener Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler 1
1992 Symphonies Nos. 2 & 8 (Czech Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor Paul Kletzki) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Symphony No. 1 / Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" (Vienna Master Series) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major "Eroica", op. 55 / Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21 Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, René Leibowitz 1
1992 Symphony no. 4 / Symphony no. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Symphony No. 4 / Symphony No. 7 Beethoven; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Nikolaus Harnoncourt 1
1992 Symphony no. 4 in B‐flat major, op. 60 / Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92 Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, René Leibowitz 1
1992 Symphony no. 6 "Pastorale" / Symphony no. 8 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Symphony no. 9 Beethoven; London Festival Chorus, London Festival Orchestra 1
1992 Symphony No. 9 "Choral" (Great Festival Orchestra & Choir feat. conductor: Alberto Lizzio) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1992 Symphony no. 9 in D minor Ludwig van Beethoven; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, René Leibowitz 1
1992 Symphony No.3 "Eroica" / Leanora Overture No.1 Ludwig van Beethoven 2
1992 Tchaikovsky & Beethoven Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Beethoven; Vanessa‐Mae 1
1992 The Beethoven Broadwood Fortepiano Ludwig van Beethoven; Melvyn Tan 1
1992 The Complete Sonatas for Pianoforte and Cello Beethoven; Pieter Wispelwey, Paul Komen 1
1992 The Very Best of Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1993 Die Neunte Beethoven; Rebmann, Reynolds, Ridder, Feldhoff, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Eugen Jochum 3
1993 Symphonie No. 3 "Eroica" / Ouvertüre "Egmont" Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 2
1993 Missa Solemnis, Op. 123 (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: James Levine, vocals: Jessye Norman, Kurt Moll, Placido Domingo, Cheryl Studer, Gerhart Hetzel) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1993 Symphony no. 6, op. 68 "Pastoral" Ludwig van Beethoven / Franz Liszt; Glenn Gould 2
1993 Eroica-Variations / Variations, WoO 80 / Variations, op. 34 / Nel cor più non mi sento Ludwig van Beethoven; Jenő Jandó 1
1993 String Quartets, Volume 1: Op. 18, nos. 1 and 2 Ludwig van Beethoven; Kodály Quartet 2
1993 Piano Sonatas Nos. 16, 17 "Tempest", 18 Beethoven; Alfred Brendel 3
1993 The Early String Quartets op. 18 nos. 1-6 Beethoven; Tokyo String Quartet 1
1993 The Late String Quartets Beethoven; Vermeer Quartet 2
1993 The Complete Music for Solo Piano, Volume 22: The Complete Symphonies Beethoven, Liszt; Leslie Howard 1
1993 Violin Sonatas, op. 12, nos. 1-3 Ludwig van Beethoven; Takako Nishizaki, Jenő Jandó 1
1993 Symphony no. 9 "Choral' Ludwig van Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta 1
1993 Sonatas by Beethoven, Hindemith, and Heiden Beethoven, Hindemith, Heiden; John Cerminaro 1
1993 Cello Sonatas, op. 69 & 102 Ludwig van Beethoven; Mischa Maisky, Martha Argerich 2
1993 Symphony nos. 4 & 5 Beethoven; London Symphony Orchestra, Wyn Morris 1
1993 Piano Sonatas Nos. 21, 22, 28 / Andante favori Beethoven; Alfred Brendel 2
1993 Italian Songs Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Haydn; Cecilia Bartoli, András Schiff 2
1993 Symphony no. 3 “Eroica” and “Leonore III” Overture Beethoven; Berliner Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelík, Staatskapelle Dresden, Karl Böhm 2
1993 Beethoven Festival Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1993 Classic Treasures: Symphonies no. 5 and no. 6 Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1993 Egmont, Leonora Overture (BRTN Philharmonic, London Philharmonic feat. conductor: Alexander Rahbari) Ludwig van Beethoven 1
1993 Klavierkonzerte Nos. 2 & 3 Beethoven; Friedrich Gulda, Wiener Philharmoniker, Horst Stein 1

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