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Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven 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 nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    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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Beethoven Sonatas 6, 1 and 8
Viktoria Mullova
Beethoven, Violin Sonatas Nos 1, 5, 6 & 10
Antje Weithaas | Dénes Várjon
Pastoral 21
Gabriel Prokofiev
Eroica / Erard
Luca Montebugnoli
Hagen Quartett 30 (re-issue)
Hagen Quartett
Berlin 1923, Beethoven & Schulhoff
Herbert Schuch
Beethoven, Violin Sonatas Nos 3, 7 & 8
Antje Weithaas | Dénes Várjon
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 3
Daniel Heide
Hagen Quartett 30 (SACD)
Hagen Quartett
Beethoven String Quartets
Hagen Quartett
An die Geliebte
Julian Prégardien, Christoph Schnackertz
The Complete Piano Concertos (re-issue)
Hannes Minnaar | Jan Willem de Vriend | The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Vers la flamme
Severin von Eckardstein
Hommage à Beethoven
Aris Alexander Blettenberg
Beethoven, Violin Sonatas Nos 2, 4 & 9 Kreutzer
Antje Weithaas | Dénes Várjon
The Late Quartets
Calidore String Quartet
Sonatas Op. 78 & Op. 110 | French Suite BWV 816 | Fantasies Op. 116
Georg Kjurdian
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Vol. 3
Michael Foyle | Maksim Štšura
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 2
Daniel Heide
Violin Concerto, Romances
Charlie Siem
Silvan Negrutiu
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, 'Kreutzer' - Eichberg: Endorphin
Kolja Blacher / Mahler Chamber Orchestra
The Unreleased Berlin Studio Recordings
Henryk Szeryng
Complete Symphonies, Vol. 6
Paul Kim
Diabelli Variations
May Phang
Piano Concertos Op. 58 & Op. 61
Nino Gvetadze | Phíon | Benjamin Levy
Discovered Tapes - Beethoven
Pietro Scarpini
Ensemble Berlin: Weber, Pasculli & Beethoven
Ensemble Berlin | Christoph Hartmann
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 1
Daniel Heide
Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds
WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk
The Unreleased Beethoven Recital 1959
Claudio Arrau
In Search of New Paths, Beethoven
Tobias Koch
Beethoven, Coriolan Overture, Eroica
Ensemble Cristofori & Arthur Schoonderwoerd
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Vol. 2
Michael Foyle | Maksim Štšura
Symphonies Nos. 7-9 – The Eternal Recurrence
Thomas Adès
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 39, 250 Years Ludwig van Beethoven
Guitar & Fortepiano
Sheila Arnold & Alexander-Sergei Ramírez
Piano Concertos
Elizabeth Sombart
Patrick Grahl & Daniel Heide
Inside Eroica
Flex Ensemble
Beethoven and his French Piano
Tom Beghin
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Vol. 1
Michael Foyle | Maksim Stsura
Beethoven & Barry Vol. 2
Britten Sinfonia
Complete Symphonies & Concertos (box set)
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend
Beethoven Piano Concertos Vol. 3
Elizabeth Sombart
Reflecting Beethoven
Herbert Schuch
Complete Works for Piano Trio (box set)
Van Baerle Trio
Beethoven Violin Sonatas 1, 5 & 8
Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins
Beethoven Piano Concertos 3 & 4
Elizabeth Sombart
CPE BACH Complete Piano Trios
Linos Piano Trio
Beethoven, Gassenhauer Trio & Symphony No. 6
Beethoven Trio Bonn
Beethoven, Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2 & Symphony No. 2
Beethoven Trio Bonn
Composing Beethoven
Kilian Herold | Peter-Philipp Staemmler | Hansjacob Staemmler
Beethoven, Piano & Winds
Markus Becker & Ma'alot Quintett
Gerald Barry Piano Concerto and 'Beethoven' / Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonies 1, 2 & 3
Britten Sinfonia
Complete Works for Piano Trio vol. 5
Van Baerle Trio | Residentie Orkest The Hague
Beethoven, Ghost Trio & Triple Concerto
Beethoven Trio Bonn
Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Elizabeth Sombart
Beethoven`s Breakdown (vinyl)
Jazzrausch Bigband
Beethoven`s Breakdown
Jazzrausch Bigband
Victor Rosenbaum, Piano
Victor Rosenbaum
Diabelli -Variationen op. 120
Jacob Leuschner
Mozart/Danzi/Beethoven for Piano and Winds
Christian Ihle Hadland
Complete Piano Trios vol. 4
Van Baerle Trio
Herbert Schuch
Trio ClariNord: Beethoven / Frühling / Ness
Trio ClariNord
Benyounes Quartet
The Romantic Horn
Richard Watkins | Julius Drake
Fuck Digital (vinyl)
James Rhodes
Complete Piano Trios vol. 3
Van Baerle Trio
Beethoven alla Brittania: Folk Song Settings & Variations
Various Artists
Much Ado About Nothing
Amernet String Quartet / Brian Powell
Beethoven & Liszt
Tamar Beraia
Complete Piano Trios vol. 2
Van Baerle Trio
Piano Concerto No. 4, Double Concerto
Min-Jung Kym
Piano Concerto No. 5
Alessio Bax
The Unreleased Recitals at The Concertgebouw 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980
Emil Gilels
Beethoven Unbound
Llŷr Williams
Premysl Vojta | Tobias Koch
Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas
Complete Piano Trios vol. 1
Van Baerle Trio
The Middle Quartets
Arianna String Quartet
Inside the Hearing Machine
Tom Beghin
Beethoven Brahms Rossini
Stefan Blonk
From Vienna
London Conchord Ensemble
Anna Tsybuleva
The Last Rose of Summer
Benjamin Baker
The Art of Violin 4
Jascha Heifetz
Beethoven, Irish and Scottish Songs, In questa tomba oscura, Adelaide
Andrè Schuen & Boulanger Trio
Casals Homage
Amit Peled
Fuga Magna
Armida Quartett
De Meglio 1826
Antonio Piricone
Liszt Debussy Beethoven
Krassimira Jordan
Piano Concerto No. 3
Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
String Trio Op. 3 & Serenade Op. 8
Ssens Trio
The Complete Piano Concertos
Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Pathways To Healing
DaPonte String Quartet
Sophie Bevan
Beethoven Flute Sonatas
Raymond Honing
Oberon Celebrates Shakespeare
Oberon Trio
Beethoven Concertos 13 CD
Various artists
Beethoven Les Symphonies / Deux Intégrales
Various artists
Armida Plays Beethoven & Shostakovich
Armida Quartett
Complete Symphonies
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Piano Sonatas nos. 3, 23 & 30
Angela Brownridge
Lullabies for Mila
Alessio Bax
Inside Tracks
James Rhodes
Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2
Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
The Late Sonatas
Benjamin Moser
Beethoven - The Early String Quartets
Arianna String Quartet
Piano Concertos 4 & 5
Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Mein Beethoven
Dieter Ilg
Complete Piano Pieces
Tobias Koch
Hammerklavier & Moonlight Sonatas / The Ruins of Athens
Alessio Bax
Complete sonatas for piano and violin
Isabelle van Keulen / Hannes Minnaar
James Rhodes
Piano Man
James Rhodes
Gilbert Kalish plays Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert
Gilbert Kalish
Divertimento in F Major, K. 247, Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Ensemble Fiacorda
Complete Symphonies Volume 3 / Symphony No. 3 / 15 Variations “Eroica”
Paul Kim
Diabelli Varations
Peter Orth
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 27,28, 30 31
Dina Ugorskaja
The Spirit Of Turtle [Longbox]
Various artists
Beethoven: Cello and Piano Complete
The Fischer Duo
Beethoven: Violin Concertos
Antje Weithaas / Stavanger Symfoniorkester
Afscheid van een springlevend orkest
Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Einav Yarden
The Violin Sonatas (Beethoven)
Barabara Govatos / Marcantonio Barone
Beethoven: Triple Concerto, Op.56 / Trio, Op. 1 No. 1
Claremont Trio / San Francisco Ballet Orchestra
Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio
Storioni Trio / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend
Symphony No.7/Parthia/Rondo
Oslo Kammerakademi
Folk Stories - Songs by Beethoven, Britten, Mahler, Respighi, Sibelius a.o.
Cora Burggraaf / Simon Lepper
Woodwind Trios
Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group
Antje Weithaas, Camerata Bern
Antje Weithaas & Camerata Bern
L.v. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 29 Op. 106 'HammerPiano' & No. 32 Op. 111
Dina Ugorskaja
Symphonie No. 6 in F Op. 68, Valente, Six to Midnight
Koelner Streichsextett
Late Quartets
Lydian String Quartet
James Rhodes Live in Brighton
James Rhodes
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stephen de Pledge
Violin And Piano Sonatas
Staryk-perry Duo
Hammerklavier Conducted By Parallel Lives
Complete Symphonies, Vol. 2
Kim, Paul
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 Opp. 109, 110 & 111
Antti Siirala
Symphony no. 9 (Complete symphonies vol. 5)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
The Early Quartets
Budapest String Quartet
Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 (Complete Symphonies Vol. 4)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No.9, Choral
Amanda Roocroft / Fiona Janes / John Mark Ainsley / Neal Davies
Kreutzer-Sonata and other works for violoncello & piano
Jelena Očić / Federico Lovato
In Concert
Jan Degaetani / Gilbert Kalish
Egmont Ouverture/Symphonies Nos.4 & 7
De Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Johannes Leertouwer
Symphonies nos. 7 & 8 (Complete symphonies vol. 3)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Sonatas for Horn and Fortepiano
Anneke Scott / Kathryn Cok
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2
Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.3 & 4
Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.5 & 6
Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner
Sonatas, Vol. 9
Garrick Ohlsson
The Original Recordings 1951-1966
Willem van Otterloo
String Quartets op. 59, String Quintet op. 29
Kuijken Quartet
Symphonies nos. 1 & 5 (Complete symphonies vol.2)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
The unkown Beethoven - Works for violoncello & piano
Julius Berger & José Gallardo
Violin Concerto & Romances
Liza Ferschtman / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Complete Music for Cello & Piano
Laurence Lesse /paik, Haesun
Symphonies nos. 4 & 6 (Complete Symphonies vol.1)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
LCO Live
London Chamber Orchestra
Sonatas Nos. 10, 17, 24, 9 & 27
Rangell, Andrew
Beethoven's Fifth: A Rediscovery
Anima Eterna & Jos van Immerseel
Piano Works Vol.2
Trudelies Leonhardt
Beethoven / Mendelssohn - LCO Live
London Chamber Orchestra
Sonatas, Vol. 4 (No.12-15-27)
Garrick Ohlsson
Elisabeth-Maria Wachutka - Soprano: Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner
E.-M.Wachutka, Philharmonie Reutlingen, R. Paternostro
Sonatas for Fortepiano and Cello, Op. 102/Six Baga
Zivian-tomkins Duo
Haydn / Mozart / Beethoven - LCO Live
London Chamber Orchestra
Symphony No. 3 'Eroica', Symphony No. 5
Philharmonia Orchestra
Lieder und Gesänge
John Mark Ainsley / Iain Burnside
Beethoven / Rubinstein
Felicja Blumental: piano, Vienna &
The Beethoven Mysteries
Felicja Blumental: piano, Brno Phil
Beethoven & Hoffmeister: Friends and Rivals
Felicja Blumental, Vienna Symph. Or
Sonatas, Vol. 8
Ohlsson, Garrick
Sonatas, Vol. 7
Ohlsson, Garrick
Sonatas, Vol. 6
Ohlsson, Garrick
Sonatas, Vol. 5 (Pathétique/Moonlight/Waldstein)
Ohlsson, Garrick
Lieder und Gesang
Ann Murray, Roderick Williams
Two Generations
Kuijken String Quartet
Special Arrangements
Fransiscus Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio (for piano four hands)
Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies
Portraits II (Edition Ruhr Piano Festival Vol 15
D. Bashkirov; H. Schuch; D. Fray, C. Chamorel; S. Mauser; V. Kharin
Works for piano and violin
Liza Ferschtman / Inon Barnatan
Egmont / Wellingtons Sieg
Orkest van het Oosten / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Piano Sonatas Vol.2: Sonata Nr. 2, 26, 32
Ohlsson, Garrick
Henry Purcell - Gideon Klein - Ludwig van Beethoven, Works for string trio
Una Voce.........Per Clarone
Trio Di Clarone
The Opus 18 Project
Brodsky Quartet
Beethoven : String Quartets
Raphael Quartet
Schoenbrunn Ensemble
Beethoven: The Early Piano Variations
Ronald Brautigam
The Piano Sonatas Vol 1: The last sonatas for pian
Paul Komen
The Piano Sonatas Vol 2: Middle period sonatas for pianoforte
Paul Komen
Beethoven : The Piano Sonatas Vol 3: The Sonatas for Pianoforte Opus 31
Paul Komen
Violin Concerto/Romance
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Piano Works
Trudelies Leonhardt
The Piano Sonatas Vol 4
Paul Komen
Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4
Paul Komen
The Early Piano Variations, The First Piano Sonatas
Ronald Brautigam
Frank Groothof & Erna Sassen
Works for mandolin and piano
Richard Walz, Viviana Sofronitzki
Robert Holl / David Lutz
De Mooiste Romances Voor Viool & Or
Various Artists
Lente Concert Deel 1
Various Artists
The great middle period sonatas
Charles Rosen