Ludwig van Beethoven

German composer and pianist
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Link back to Creator infobox template wikidata:Q255 s:en:Author:Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven

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, Austria-Hungary
Work period First Viennese School, Romanticism
Work location Bonn, Vienna
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Symphonie No. 5

  • First movement, bars 1-5

Symphonie No. 9

  • Ode to Joy, third variation (oboe)

Orchestral musicEdit

Choral Fantasia op. 80

  • Choral theme

Piano SonatasEdit

Piano Sonata No.1

  • First movement, bars 1-5

Piano Sonata No.8 "Pathétique"

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

Piano Sonata No.12 "Marcia Funebre"

  • Third movement, bars 1-5

Piano Sonata No.14 "Moonlight"

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

Piano Sonata No.17 "Tempest"

  • First movement, bars 1-6

Piano Sonata No.21 "Waldstein"

  • Last movement, bars 1-8

Piano Sonata No.23 "Appassionata"

  • First movement, bars 1-4

Piano Sonata No.26 "Les adieux"

  • First movement, main theme, bars 17-22

Piano Sonata No.27

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

Piano Sonata No.28

  • First movement, bars 1-16

Piano Sonata No.29 "Hammerklavier"

  • First movement, opening chords

Piano Sonata No.30

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

Piano Sonata No.32

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


Gegenliebe Lied, WoO 118

  • Theme
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