Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    17th December 1770
  • Died
    26th March 1827
  • Birthplace
    Bonn, Germany

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven moved to Vienna in his early 20s, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. His hearing began to deteriorate in the late 1790s, yet he continued to compose, conduct, and perform, even after becoming completely deaf.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
1st mov. from Symphony no. 3 in Eb 'Eroica', Op. 55 Symphony Orchestra
2 Arias, WoO 91 Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
2 Preludes, Op.39 Prelude Piano
2 sonatinas for piano, Anh. 5 Sonatina Piano
3 Dances Dance Piano
3 Duets for Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO 27 Duet Chamber group
3 Equali, WoO 30 Piece Wind Ensemble
3 Gesänge, Op.83 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
3 String Trios, Op. 9 Trio String Trio
4 Arietten und ein Duett, Op.82 Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Piano
5 Canons Canon Solo voice(s)
6 Bagatelles, Op.126 Bagatelle Piano
6 Ecossaises for Piano, WoO 83 Piano piece Piano
6 German Dances, WoO 42 Dance Solo Instrument and Piano
6 Gesänge, Op.75 Song Cycle Voice(s) and Piano
6 Minuets, WoO 10 Minuet Piano
6 National Airs with Variations, Op.105 Theme and Variations Solo Instrument and Piano
6 Variations in F major, Op.34 Theme and Variations Piano
7 Bagatelles, Op.33 Bagatelle Piano
7 Variations on 'Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen', WoO 46 Theme and Variations Cello