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Ludwig van

1770 - 1827

Complete works


Ludwig van Beethoven ( baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) 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 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio.

Symphonies (1 - 9)

1. Symphony#1 (0:00)
2. Symphony#2 (25:09)
3. Symphony#3 "Eroica" (56:22)
4. Symphony#4 (1:46:25)
5. Symphony#5 (2:17:28)
6. Symphony#6 "Pastorale" (2:48:42)
7. Symphony#7 (3:24:36)
8. Symphony#8 (3:58:35)
9. Symphony#9 (4:25:05)
H.V.Karajan, Berlin, 1961

Piano Concertos No.1 - No.5

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, (Emperor) Op. 73 
Rudolf Kempe pf & con-Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1953

Piano Concerto ES Dur No-0 (1784) 

Allegro moderato
RONDO Allegretto

Martin Galling
Conductor C. A. Bünte   Berlin Symphonic Orchestra

Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56

0:00 Allegro

17:53 Largo (attacca)
23:43 Rondo alla polacca

Herbert von Karajan
Berliner Philharmoniker
Piano: Mark Zeltser
Violin: Anne-Sophie Mutter
Cello: Yo-Yo Ma

Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61

Pinchas Zuckerman - violin
Daniel Barenboim - Chicago Symphony Orchestra   1977

"Wellington's Victory or the Battle of Vitoria" Op.91

I.Battle [00:00]

II. Victory Symphony [08:26]
Orchester Wiener Akademie, Martin Haselböck


1  Ballet "The Creatures of Prometheus"  Op.43  0:00
2  Festival drama "Stephen King" incidental music  Op.117   5:25
3  Festival drama "Athens ruins" incidental music  Op.113  12:16
4  Tragedy "Egmont" incidental music  Op.84  17:45
5  Tragedy "Coriolan"   Op.61  26:09
6  Festival play "theater of dedication"   Op.124  35:12
7  "Leonore" Overture No.3  Op.72a  45:32
8  Opera "Fidelio"   Op.72b  1:00:19
Conductor : Herbert von Karajan
Berlin Philharmonic
September 21, 22, 1965 (Op.62,72a, 72b)
January 1969 (Other)
Berlin  The Church of Jesus Christ

Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, Op. 40
Renaud Capuçon
Kurt Masur

Orchestral music

Beethoven wrote nine symphonies, nine concertos, and a variety of other orchestral music, ranging from overtures and incidental music for theatrical productions to other miscellaneous "occasional" works, written for a particular occasion. Of the concertos, seven are widely known (one violin concerto, five piano concertos, and one triple concerto for violin, piano, and cello); the other two are an unpublished early piano concerto (WoO 4) and an arrangement of the Violin Concerto for piano and orchestra (Opus 61a).



Opus 21: Symphony No. 1 in C major (composed 1799–1800, premièred 1800)
Opus 36: Symphony No. 2 in D major (composed 1801–02, premièred 1803)
Opus 55: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major ("Eroica") (composed 1803/04, premièred 1805)
Opus 60: Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major (composed 1806, premièred 1807)
Opus 67: Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate") (composed 1804–08, premièred 1808)
Opus 68: Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral") (composed 1804–08, premièred 1808)
Opus 92: Symphony No. 7 in A major (composed 1811–12, premièred 1813)
Opus 93: Symphony No. 8 in F major (composed 1812, premièred 1814)
Opus 125: Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral") (composed 1817–24, premièred 1824)
Beethoven is believed to have intended to write a Tenth Symphony in the last year of his life; a performing version of possible sketches was assembled by Barry Cooper.



WoO 4: Piano Concerto No. 0 in E-flat major (1784)
Opus 15: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major (composed 1796–97)
Opus 19: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major (first two movements composed 1787–1789, finale composed in 1795)
Opus 37: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor (composed 1800–01)
Opus 56: Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano in C major (1803)
Opus 58: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major (composed 1805–06)
Opus 61: Violin Concerto in D major (1806)
Opus 61a: Beethoven's arrangement of Opus 61 for piano
Opus 73: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major ("Emperor") (composed 1809–10)
Hess 13: Romance in E minor for 3 soloists and orchestra
Hess 15: Piano Concerto No. 6 in D major (unfinished – performing version completed by Nicholas Cook) (1815)
Anh. 7: Piano Concerto (Allegro) in D major (first movement only) (probably spurious; some believe this work to be the missing movement of a piano concerto by the Bohemian composer Johann Joseph Rösler (1771–1813)

Other works for soloist and orchestra

WoO 6: Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in B-flat major (1793)
Opus 40: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G major (1802)
Opus 50: Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major (1798)
Opus 80: "Choral Fantasy" (Fantasia in C minor for piano, chorus, and orchestra) (1808)
Hess 12: Oboe Concerto in F (fragment)

Overtures and incidental music

Opus 43: The Creatures of Prometheus, overture and ballet music (1801)
Opus 62: Coriolan Overture (1807)
Overtures composed for Beethoven's opera Fidelio, Op. 72:
Opus 138: Leonore Overture "No. 1" in C major (1807)
Opus 72: Leonore Overture "No. 2" in C major (1805)
Opus 72a: Leonore Overture "No. 3" in C major (1806)
Opus 72b: Fidelio Overture in E major (1814)
Opus 84: Egmont, overture and incidental music (1810)
Opus 91: Wellington's Victory ("Battle Symphony") (1813)
Opus 113: The Ruins of Athens (Die Ruinen von Athen), overture and incidental music (1811)
Opus 117: King Stephen (König Stephan), overture and incidental music (1811)
Opus 115: Zur Namensfeier (Feastday) Overture (1815)
Opus 124: Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses), overture (1822)


Complete Works


Symphonies (1- 9)


Works for soloist and orchestra
Overtures and incidental music

Chamber music

Piano trios
String trios
String quartets
Piano quartets
String quintets
Chamber music with winds


Sonatas for solo instrument and piano
Violin sonatas
Cello sonatas
Horn sonata

Piano sonatas

Vocal music



Folksong arrangements
Secular vocal works

Romance No. 2 in F Major (Op. 50)

Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80

0:00 I. Adagio
3:18 II. Finale. Allegro -- 9:37 Adagio ma non troppo -- 12:29 Marcia assai vivace -- 14:38 Allegretto ma non troppo quasi andante con moto -- 16:57 Presto

Conductor: Claudio Abbado 
Pianist: Evgeny Kissin
Berliner Philharmoniker 

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