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Ludwig van Beethoven

voc, p, 1770-1827 DE, Bonn
Musician / Composer of Classical
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German composer and pianist, born in 1770 (baptized 17 December 1770) in Bonn, Germany and died 26 March 1827 in Vienna, Austria. Beethoven was the eldest son of a singer in the Kapelle of the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne and grandson of the Archbishop's Kapellmeister. He moved in 1792 to Vienna, where he had some lessons from Haydn and others, quickly establishing himself as a remarkable keyboard-player and original composer. By 1815 increasing deafness made public performance impossible and accentuated existing eccentricities of character, patiently tolerated by a series of rich patrons and his royal pupil the Archduke Rudolph. Beethoven did much to enlarge the possibilities of music and widen the horizons of later generations of composers. To his contemporaries he was sometimes a controversial figure, making heavy demands on listeners both by the length and by the complexity of his writing, as he explored new fields of music.

     
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Piano
Genres
  • Classical
  • Spoken Word
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
Sonata No. 14 "Moonlight" in C-Sharp Minor", Op. 27 No. 2: I. Adagio sostenuto on Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol.3 by Ludwig van Beethoven & Paul Lewis
Für Elise, WoO 59 on Beethoven Greatest Hits by Ludwig van Beethoven & Various Artists
Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor": 2. Adagio un poco mosso on Beethoven: The Piano Concertos by Ludwig van Beethoven, Alfred Brendel, Wiener Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto on Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 13-15 by Ludwig van Beethoven & Louis Lortie
Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" on Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven & Lang Lang
Piano Sonata No. 17 In D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 -"The Tempest": 3. Allegretto - Live on Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas, Volume V by Ludwig van Beethoven & András Schiff
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: 1. Allegro con brio on Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.5 & 7 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wiener Philharmoniker & Carlos Kleiber
Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16 (Version for Piano Quartet): II. Andante cantabile on Beethoven, Schumann: Piano Quartets by Yo-Yo Ma
Beethoven : Symphony No.9 in D minor Op.125 : II Molto vivace on Beethoven : Symphonies Nos 1 - 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto on Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 and 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven & Jenő Jandó