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Ludwig van Beethoven ( (listen); German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːthoːfn̩] (listen); 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 Classical music, he remains one of the most recognised and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies; 5 piano concertos; 1 violin concerto; 32 piano sonatas; 16 string quartets; a mass, the Missa solemnis; and an opera, Fidelio.

Beethoven was born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire. He displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 Beethoven 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
2005 Best Piano Classics 100 Various Artists 5 4
2005 Century: La musique des siècles, volume 15: Le style classique Various Artists 1
2005 A Piano Weekend Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Ever Music for Relaxation Collection Various Artists 1
2005 Classic FM: Relaxing Various Artists 1
2005 Mélancolie Various Artists 1
2005 Sinfonie für die Sinne Various Artists 1
2005 Kuschelklassik 10 Various Artists 1 2
2005 Gramophone Editor's Choice: October 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Classics... Ever! Various Artists 1
2005 Best of Karajan Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan 1
2005 Unsere Besten: Jahrhunderthits Various Artists 1
2005 Funeral Music Various Artists 1
2005 Historic Russian Archives: Mstislav Rostropovich Edition Mstislav Rostropovich 1
2005 Audio Hörkurs, Teil 4 Various Artists 1
2005 The Usbourne Book of Lullabies Various Artists 1
2005 100 Best Opera Classics Various Artists 1
2005 100 Meisterwerke der klassischen Musik Various Artists 1
2005 Baby Einstein: Music Box Orchestra Various Artists 1
2005 Berliner Philharmoniker Berliner Philharmoniker 1
2005 Best of Classics for Relaxation Various Artists 1
2005 Best Piano Classics 50 Various Artists 2
2005 Børns Klassiske Favoritter Various Artists 1
2005 Calming Classics Various Artists 1
2005 Classical Dreams: A Collection of Inspirational & Relaxing Classical Music (a collection of inspirational & relaxing classical music) Various Artists 1
2005 Classical Soundtracks Collection: Great Movie Themes, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 Classics at the Movies II: Classical Music From the World of Cinema Various Artists 1
2005 Complete Early Berlin Philharmonic Recordings 1957 - 1962 Lorin Maazel, Berlin Philharmonic 1
2005 Decca & Philips Recordings 1951-1969 George Szell 1
2005 Discover Music of the Classical Era Various Artists 1
2005 Dream Cottage Classics Various Artists 1
2005 Early Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau 1
2005 Edouard Risler: Pathé Paper-label discs Édouard Risler 1
2005 Essential Classics Various Artists 1
2005 Great Anthems of the World, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
2005 Great Classics for Reading II Various Artists 1
2005 Historic Russian Archives: David Oistrakh: Violin Concertos David Oistrakh 1
2005 Immortal Recordings 1952-1954 Kim Borg 1
2005 La Voix des cathédrales : Les plus belles pages de la musique sacrée Various Artists 1
2005 Lazy Days Various Artists 1
2005 Life Is Beautiful Various Artists 2
2005 Life is Beautiful - Music for Dinner Parties Various Artists 1
2005 Magical Piano Various Artists 1
2005 Movie Love Songs Various Artists 1
2005 Music for a Summer's Day Various Artists 1
2005 Music of the Austrian Empire Brass Ensemble of the Tonkünstler Orchestra, Lower Austrai, Werner Hackl 1
2005 Night Music 8 Various Artists 1
2005 Pärnu Muusikakool 1945-2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Pure Relaxation Moods Various Artists 1
2005 Requiem: The World's Most Moving Music Various Artists 1
2005 Stay in Tune with PentaTone - Test SA-CD Pentatone Classics Various Artists 1
2005 SuperStrings: Step PowerMix Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Ever Classical Experience Various Artists 1
2005 The Best of Inspector Morse: Classical Favourites from the TV Series Various Artists 1
2005 The Best of Love Various Artists 1
2005 The Best Thunderous Classics Various Artists 1
2005 The Classic 100 Piano, Volume I Various Artists 1
2005 The Classic 100 Piano, Volume II Various Artists 1
2005 The Greatest Classical Music of All Time Various Artists 4
2005 The Humanistic Tradition Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2005 The Most Beautiful Piano Music Ever Various Artists 1
2005 The Very Best of Jacqueline du Pré Jacqueline du Pré 1
2005 Traveling Melodies Various Artists 1
2005 VE Day - 60th Anniversary Collection Various Artists 1
2005 Velvet Classics Various Artists 1
2005 Verrassings-cd 2005 Various Artists 1
2005 Zeit zum Entspannen: Klassik zum Wohlfühlen von Sandra Voss Various Artists 1
2006 The Very Best of Adagio Herbert von Karajan 1
2006 SUPERillu präsentiert die schönste Musik zum Träumen: Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag Various Artists 1
2006 Historic Russian Archives: Viktor Tretiakov Edition Viktor Tretiakov 1
2006 Every Classical Tune You'll Ever Want Various Artists 2
2006 Best of Best: Classical Piano Music Various Artists 1
2006 The First Recordings Herbert von Karajan 1
2006 Classical Baby Various Artists 1
2006 Classical Soundtracks Collection: Great Movie Themes, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Dietrich Schwanitz: Musik: Alles, was man hören muss Various Artists 1
2006 100 Best Film Classics Various Artists 2
2006 Best Classics 100, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Complete Kids Various Artists 1
2006 Bedtime Beats: The Secret to Sleep Various Artists 2
2006 Belle Voci Various Artists 1
2006 Ultimate Classical Chill Out Various Artists 1
2006 Ultimate Classics: Essential Masterpieces Various Artists 2
2006 The Classic FM Most Wanted Various Artists 1
2006 Early Recordings Emil Gilels 1
2006 The Romantic Piano Daniel Barenboim 1
2006 The Beginning of the Legend Святослав Теофилович Рихтер 1
2006 Great Concertos Rossini, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, etc; Horne, Freire, Barto, Brüggen, Tipo, etc. 1
2006 のだめカンタービレ Best 100 Various Artists 3
2006 Baby Einstein: Lullaby Classics, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
2006 Aangenaam Klassiek 2006 Various Artists 1
2006 Angelica Tuccari: Soprano in Concert Angelica Tuccari 1
2006 Beautiful Symphonies Various Artists 1
2006 Choral Spectacular: The World's Greatest Choral Music Various Artists 1
2006 Classic FM - Hall of Fame 2006: The Great Concertos Various Artists 1
2006 Classical Chillout Various Artists 1
2006 Classical Masterworks Various Artists 2
2006 Classical Treasures Nikhil Banerjee 1
2006 Classical: Works of the Great Masters Various Artists 1
2006 Deep Sleep 101 Various Artists 1

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