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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 Quartets, Vol. 2 Middle String Quartets
Calidore Quartet
Beethoven The Final Sonatas
Melvyn Tan
Ludwig van Beethoven
Early String Quartets
Narratio Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Sonatas 6, 1 and 8
Viktoria Mullova
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Violin Sonatas Nos 1, 5, 6 & 10
Antje Weithaas | Dénes Várjon
Ludwig van Beethoven
Pastoral 21
Gabriel Prokofiev
Ludwig van Beethoven
Eroica / Erard
Luca Montebugnoli
Anton Webern, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hagen Quartett 30 (reissue)
Hagen Quartett
Ludwig van Beethoven, Erwin Schulhoff
Berlin 1923, Beethoven & Schulhoff
Herbert Schuch
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Violin Sonatas Nos 3, 7 & 8
Antje Weithaas | Dénes Várjon
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 3
Daniel Heide
Various composers
An die Geliebte
Julian Prégardien, Christoph Schnackertz
Anton Webern, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Beethoven String Quartets
Hagen Quartett
Hagen Quartett 30 (SACD)
Hagen Quartett
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Complete Piano Concertos (reissue)
Hannes Minnaar | Jan Willem de Vriend | The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Various composers
Vers la flamme
Severin von Eckardstein
Robert Schumann, Ludwig van Beethoven
Hommage à Beethoven
Aris Alexander Blettenberg
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Violin Sonatas Nos 2, 4 & 9 Kreutzer
Antje Weithaas | Dénes Várjon
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Late Quartets
Calidore String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms
Sonatas Op. 78 & Op. 110 | French Suite BWV 816 | Fantasies Op. 116
Georg Kjurdian
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Vol. 3
Michael Foyle | Maksim Štšura
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 2
Daniel Heide
Ludwig van Beethoven
Violin Concerto, Romances
Charlie Siem
Various composers
Bagatelles
Silvan Negrutiu
Various composers
The Unreleased Berlin Studio Recordings
Henryk Szeryng
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Symphonies, Vol. 6
Paul Kim
Ludwig van Beethoven
Diabelli Variations
May Phang
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concertos Op. 58 & Op. 61
Nino Gvetadze | Phíon | Benjamin Levy
Ludwig van Beethoven
Discovered Tapes - Beethoven
Pietro Scarpini
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Sonatas Vol. 1
Daniel Heide
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven
Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds
WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Unreleased Beethoven Recital 1959
Claudio Arrau
Ludwig van Beethoven
In Search of New Paths, Beethoven
Tobias Koch
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Coriolan Overture, Eroica
Ensemble Cristofori & Arthur Schoonderwoerd
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Vol. 2
Michael Foyle | Maksim Štšura
Ludwig van Beethoven, Gerald Barry
Symphonies Nos. 7-9 – The Eternal Recurrence
Thomas Adès
Gioachino Rossini, Ferdinando Carulli, Ludwig van Beethoven
Guitar & Fortepiano
Sheila Arnold & Alexander-Sergei Ramírez
Ludwig van Beethoven
Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 39, 250 Years Ludwig van Beethoven
Various
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concertos
Elizabeth Sombart
Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Dichterliebe
Patrick Grahl & Daniel Heide
Gordon Williamson, Ludwig van Beethoven
Inside Eroica
Flex Ensemble
Ludwig van Beethoven, Daniel Gottlieb Steibelt, Louis Adam
Beethoven and his French Piano
Tom Beghin
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonatas for Piano and Violin Vol. 1
Michael Foyle | Maksim Stsura
Ludwig van Beethoven, Gerald Barry
Beethoven & Barry Vol. 2
Britten Sinfonia
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Symphonies & Concertos (box set)
The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Piano Concertos Vol. 3
Elizabeth Sombart
Various composers
Reflecting Beethoven
Herbert Schuch
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Works for Piano Trio (box set)
Van Baerle Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Violin Sonatas 1, 5 & 8
Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Piano Concertos 3 & 4
Elizabeth Sombart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Gassenhauer Trio & Symphony No. 6
Beethoven Trio Bonn
Ludwig van Beethoven
CPE BACH Complete Piano Trios
Linos Piano Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Composing Beethoven
Kilian Herold | Peter-Philipp Staemmler | Hansjacob Staemmler
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2 & Symphony No. 2
Beethoven Trio Bonn
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Piano & Winds
Markus Becker & Ma'alot Quintett
Gerald Barry, Ludwig van Beethoven
Gerald Barry Piano Concerto and 'Beethoven' / Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonies 1, 2 & 3
Britten Sinfonia
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Works for Piano Trio vol. 5
Van Baerle Trio | Residentie Orkest The Hague
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Ghost Trio & Triple Concerto
Beethoven Trio Bonn
Various composers
Nibbles
Norwegian Trombone Ensemble
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Elizabeth Sombart
Beethoven`s Breakdown (vinyl)
Jazzrausch Bigband
Beethoven`s Breakdown
Jazzrausch Bigband
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Danzi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart/Danzi/Beethoven for Piano and Winds
Christian Ihle Hadland
Ludwig van Beethoven
Diabelli -Variationen op. 120
Jacob Leuschner
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Piano Trios vol. 4
Van Baerle Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven, György Ligeti
Bagatellen
Herbert Schuch
Ludwig van Beethoven, Jon Øivind Ness
Trio ClariNord: Beethoven / Frühling / Ness
Trio ClariNord
Béla Bartók, Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy
Innovators
Benyounes Quartet
Various composers
The Romantic Horn
Richard Watkins | Julius Drake
Various composers
Fuck Digital (vinyl)
James Rhodes
Complete Piano Trios vol. 3
Van Baerle Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven alla Brittania: Folk Song Settings & Variations
Various Artists
Various composers
Much Ado About Nothing
Amernet String Quartet / Brian Powell
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt
Beethoven & Liszt
Tamar Beraia
Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No. 4, Double Concerto
Min-Jung Kym
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Piano Trios vol. 2
Van Baerle Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5
Alessio Bax
Various composers
The Unreleased Recitals at The Concertgebouw 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980
Emil Gilels
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Unbound
Llŷr Williams
Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Giselher Klebe
Metamorphosis
Premysl Vojta | Tobias Koch
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Ferruccio Busoni
Odyssey
Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Middle Quartets
Arianna String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Piano Trios vol. 1
Van Baerle Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Inside the Hearing Machine
Tom Beghin
Various composers
The Last Rose of Summer
Benjamin Baker
Various composers
Fantasien
Anna Tsybuleva
Various composers
From Vienna
London Conchord Ensemble
Ludwig van Beethoven, Gioachino Rossini, Johannes Brahms
Beethoven Brahms Rossini
Stefan Blonk
Various composers
The Art of Violin 4
Jascha Heifetz
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven, Irish and Scottish Songs, In questa tomba oscura, Adelaide
Andrè Schuen & Boulanger Trio
Casals Homage
Amit Peled
Various composers
De Meglio 1826
Antonio Piricone
Various composers
Fuga Magna
Armida Quartett
Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt
Liszt Debussy Beethoven
Krassimira Jordan
The Complete Piano Concertos
Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio Op. 3 & Serenade Op. 8
Ssens Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3
Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Pathways To Healing
DaPonte String Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perfido!
Sophie Bevan
Oberon Celebrates Shakespeare
Oberon Trio
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Concertos 13 CD
Various artists
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven Les Symphonies / Deux Intégrales
Various artists
Ludwig van Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich
Armida Plays Beethoven & Shostakovich
Armida Quartett
Complete Symphonies
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonatas nos. 3, 23 & 30
Angela Brownridge
Various composers
Lullabies for Mila
Alessio Bax
Various composers
Inside Tracks
James Rhodes
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2
Hannes Minnaar / Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert
The Late Sonatas
Benjamin Moser
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Leopold Röllig
Complete Piano Pieces
Tobias Koch
Ludwig van Beethoven
Hammerklavier & Moonlight Sonatas / The Ruins of Athens
Alessio Bax
Franz Schubert, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel
PORTRAITS VIII - Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 32
Joseph Moog etc
Complete sonatas for piano and violin
Isabelle van Keulen / Hannes Minnaar
Various composers
Five
James Rhodes
Various composers
Piano Man
James Rhodes
Divertimento in F Major, K. 247, Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20
Ensemble Fiacorda
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Symphonies Volume 3 / Symphony No. 3 / 15 Variations “Eroica”
Paul Kim
Ludwig van Beethoven
Diabelli Varations
Peter Orth
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas 27,28, 30 31
Dina Ugorskaja
Various composers
The Spirit Of Turtle [Longbox]
Various artists
Beethoven: Cello and Piano Complete
The Fischer Duo
Ludwig van Beethoven, Alban Berg
Beethoven: Violin Concertos
Antje Weithaas / Stavanger Symfoniorkester
Various composers
Afscheid van een springlevend orkest
Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Oscillations
Einav Yarden
Late Piano Music
Cionco, Richard
A Retrospective, Volume 6
The Staryk-Perry Duo
Ludwig van Beethoven
Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio
Storioni Trio / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.7/Parthia/Rondo
Oslo Kammerakademi
Various composers
Folk Stories - Songs by Beethoven, Britten, Mahler, Respighi, Sibelius a.o.
Cora Burggraaf / Simon Lepper
Ludwig van Beethoven
Woodwind Trios
Oslo Philharmonic Chamber Group
Ludwig van Beethoven
Antje Weithaas, Camerata Bern
Antje Weithaas & Camerata Bern
Ludwig van Beethoven
L.v. Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 29 Op. 106 'HammerPiano' & No. 32 Op. 111
Dina Ugorskaja
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonie No. 6 in F Op. 68, Valente, Six to Midnight
Koelner Streichsextett
Ludwig van Beethoven
Late Quartets
Lydian String Quartet
Various composers
James Rhodes Live in Brighton
James Rhodes
Modest Mussorgsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms
Pictures at an Exhibition
Stephen de Pledge
Violin And Piano Sonatas
Staryk-perry Duo
Hammerklavier Conducted By Parallel Lives
Gardiner/latartara/sakata
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 (transcr. For 2 Pianos By Liszt)
Kim/kim
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Symphonies, Vol. 2
Kim, Paul
Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32 Opp. 109, 110 & 111
Antti Siirala
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no. 9 (Complete symphonies vol. 5)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonies nos. 2 & 3 (Complete Symphonies Vol. 4)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No.9, Choral
Amanda Roocroft / Fiona Janes / John Mark Ainsley / Neal Davies
Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Hindemith, Johann Sebastian Bach
Kreutzer-Sonata and other works for violoncello & piano
Jelena Očić / Federico Lovato
Egmont Ouverture/Symphonies Nos.4 & 7
De Nieuwe Philharmonie Utrecht, Johannes Leertouwer
Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven
Bach, Contrapunctus XI, Beethoven, String Quartet Op. 132, Cello Sonata Op. 5 No 1
Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Rachel Roberts, Gustav Rivinius, Aaron Pilsan & Tanja Tetzlaff
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2
Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.3 & 4
Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos.5 & 6
Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven: Brana Records Collection, Vol.4
Blumental, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Wagner
The Original Recordings 1951-1966
Willem van Otterloo
Ludwig van Beethoven
String Quartets op. 59, String Quintet op. 29
Kuijken Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 - Documentary (NTSC version)
Anima Eterna Brugge & Jos van Immerseel
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphonies nos. 4 & 6 (Complete Symphonies vol.1)
Jan Willem de Vriend / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioachino Rossini
LCO Live
London Chamber Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven's Fifth: A Rediscovery
Anima Eterna & Jos van Immerseel
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Works Vol.2
Trudelies Leonhardt
Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn
Beethoven / Mendelssohn - LCO Live
London Chamber Orchestra
Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven
Elisabeth-Maria Wachutka - Soprano: Richard Strauss, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner
E.-M.Wachutka, Philharmonie Reutlingen, R. Paternostro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Joseph Haydn
Haydn / Mozart / Beethoven - LCO Live
London Chamber Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 'Eroica', Symphony No. 5
Philharmonia Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Lieder und Gesänge
John Mark Ainsley / Iain Burnside
Anton Rubinstein, Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven / Rubinstein
Felicja Blumental: piano, Vienna &
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Beethoven Mysteries
Felicja Blumental: piano, Brno Phil
Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven & Hoffmeister: Friends and Rivals
Felicja Blumental, Vienna Symph. Or
Ludwig van Beethoven
Lieder und Gesang
Ann Murray, Roderick Williams
Ludwig van Beethoven
Two Generations
Kuijken String Quartet
Various composers
Special Arrangements
Fransiscus Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven
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
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert
Works for piano and violin
Liza Ferschtman / Inon Barnatan
Egmont / Wellingtons Sieg
Orkest van het Oosten / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
Henry Purcell, Gideon Klein, Ludwig van Beethoven
Henry Purcell - Gideon Klein - Ludwig van Beethoven, Works for string trio
Goldberg-Trio-Bonn
Various composers
Una Voce.........Per Clarone
Trio Di Clarone
The Opus 18 Project
Brodsky Quartet
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven : String Quartets
Raphael Quartet
Serenades
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
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven : The Piano Sonatas Vol 3: The Sonatas for Pianoforte Opus 31
Paul Komen
Violin Concerto/Romance
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Works
Trudelies Leonhardt
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Piano Sonatas Vol 4
Paul Komen
Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4
Paul Komen
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Complete Works for Pianoforte and Violin Vol 1
Johannes Leertouwer / Julian Reynolds
Ludwig van Beethoven
The Early Piano Variations, The First Piano Sonatas
Ronald Brautigam
Ludwig van Beethoven
Fidelio
Frank Groothof & Erna Sassen
Works for mandolin and piano
Richard Walz, Viviana Sofronitzki
Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn
Lieder
Robert Holl / David Lutz
Various composers
De Mooiste Romances Voor Viool & Or
Various Artists
Various composers
Lente Concert Deel 1
Various Artists
The great middle period sonatas
Charles Rosen