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Ludwig van Beethoven

German classical and romantic composer
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q255 s:en:Author:Ludwig van Beethoven q:en:Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Alternative names Beethoven
Description German composer and pianist
He was a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music. Beethoven 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 an opera, Fidelio.
Date of birth/death (baptised) 26 March 1827
Location of birth/death Bonn, Electorate of Cologne Vienna, Austrian Empire
Work period 1782-1827
Work location Bonn, Vienna
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PortraitsEdit

Patrons, relatives and friendsEdit

IllustrationsEdit

OtherEdit

Trivia, stamps and coinsEdit

MusicEdit

Sheet musicEdit

SymphoniesEdit

Symphonie No. 5

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    First movement, bars 1-5

Symphonie No. 9

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    Ode to Joy, third variation (oboe)

Orchestral musicEdit

Choral Fantasia op. 80

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    Choral theme

Piano SonatasEdit

Piano Sonata No.1

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    First movement, bars 1-5

Piano Sonata No.8 "Pathétique"

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    Introduction, bars 1-4
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    Second movement, bars 1-8

Piano Sonata No.12 "Marcia Funebre"

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    Third movement, bars 1-5

Piano Sonata No.14 "Moonlight"

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    First movement, bars 1-3
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    Second movement, bars 1-9
  • Noten

Piano Sonata No.17 "Tempest"

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    First movement, bars 1-6

Piano Sonata No.21 "Waldstein"

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    Last movement, bars 1-8

Piano Sonata No.23 "Appassionata"

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    First movement, bars 1-4

Piano Sonata No.26 "Les adieux"

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    First movement, main theme, bars 17-22

Piano Sonata No.27

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    First movement, bars 1-4
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    Second movement, bars 1-4

Piano Sonata No.28

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    First movement, bars 1-16

Piano Sonata No.29 "Hammerklavier"

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    First movement, opening chords

Piano Sonata No.30

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    First movement, bars 1-5
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    Second movement, bars 1-8
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    Third movement, bars 1-8

Piano Sonata No.32

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    Opening of Maestoso
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    Allegro: Main theme
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    First movement, bars 36-37
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    First movement, bars 50-52
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    Arietta, theme, first 4 bars
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    Arietta, Variation No.1, bars 17-21
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    Arietta, Variation No.2, bars 34-37
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    Arietta, Variation No.3, bars 51-53
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    Arietta, Variation No.4, bars 68-70
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    Arietta, Variation No.5, bars 111-115
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    Arietta, Variation No.6, bars 133-135

LiederEdit

Gegenliebe Lied, WoO 118

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    Theme