Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven
1820 Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820
Short Name: Ludwig van Beethoven
Full Name: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827
Birth Year: 1770
Death Year: 1827

A giant in the history of music, Ludwig van Beethoven (b. Bonn, Germany, 1770; d. Vienna, Austria, 1827) progressed from early musical promise to worldwide, lasting fame. By the age of fourteen he was an accomplished viola and organ player, but he became famous primarily because of his compositions, including nine symphonies, eleven overtures, thirty piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the Mass in C, and the Missa Solemnis. He wrote no music for congregational use, but various arrangers adapted some of his musical themes as hymn tunes; the most famous of these is ODE TO JOY from the Ninth Symphony. Although it would appear that the great calamity of Beethoven's life was his loss of hearing, which turned to total deafness during the last decade of his life, he composed his greatest works during this period.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

Ludwig van Beethoven (/ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪˌtoʊvən/, /ˈbeɪtˌhoʊvən/; German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoˑfn̩] ; 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.

Tunes by Ludwig van Beethoven (67)sort descendingAsInstances
ALSACELudwig von Beethoven (Adapted from)17
AMLINBeethoven (Composer)2
[Auch dieser Tag ist wieder hin]Ludwig von Beethoven (Composer)2
AUSTRIA (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)2
BEECHERLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)1
BEETHOVEN (53172)Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)2
HYMN TO JOYLudwig von Beethoven (From)268
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 51765)Ludwig von Beethoven (1777-1827) (Arranged from)2
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 33123)Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)4
BEETHOVENLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)2
BEETHOVENLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)1
BEETHOVEN (11111)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)4
[Chant] (Beethoven 51566)Beethoven (Composer (arr. from))12
BLESS THOU THE LORDLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)2
BRIDGMANLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)6
BRIDGTONBeethoven (Composer)2
BUSHNELLBeethoven (Composer)2
BUSSLIED (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)2
BUTLER (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)2
CECILIABeethoven (Composer)2
[Chant] (Beethoven 33211)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer (attributed to))32
[Die Güte Gottes preisen]Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)2
DULCETTALudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)7
EMMANUEL (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)24
ENGEDI (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770 - 1827 (Composer (Adapted from))12
[Father, bless thy children] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Arranger)2
FRIEND UNFAILINGLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)2
[Früh wollst du mich mit deiner Gnade füllen]L. von Beethoven (Composer)2
GORTON (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Composer)49
[Gott ist mein Lied]L. van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)2
[Gott ist mein Lied! Er ist der Gott der Stärke]L. von Beethoven (Composer)2
[Gracious Father, O Lord, hear us]Beethoven (Composer)2
[Hark! ten thousand harps and voices]Beethoven (Composer)2
[Have you heard the whisper of the breeze?]L. Van Beethoven (Composer)4
HAYES (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)12
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 55555)Beethoven (Composer)2
[Heilge Nacht, O gieße du]L. v. Beethoven (Composer)2
HUNTLEYBeethoven (Composer)2
[I asked, ere yet my race was run]Beethoven (Composer)2
[Jehovah, from the evil man]Beethoven (Composer)2
[Jesus! in Thy glorious dwelling]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)1
KYGERBeethoven (Composer)2
LARGHETTOLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)4
[Let everlasting glories crown]Beethoven (Composer)2
[Let thy Spirit, blessed Savior]Beethoven (Composer)2
[Long ago the glorious Christmas star]Beethoven (Composer)2
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 33333)Beethoven (Composer)5
[Lord of all, to Thee we bow]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)3
CHILDREN'S PRAYERBeethoven (Composer)1
LUDWIG (Beethoven 33231)Beethoven (Composer)2
LYMANLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)3
MANNHEIM (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Composer)2
MOUNT OF OLIVESLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)7
MUNICHLudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)3
[Nun bricht aus allen zweigen das liebe]Beethoven (Composer)2
O COME AND MOURNBeethoven (Composer)2
[O, touch mine eyes, that I may see]Beethoven (Composer)2
[¡Oh cuidad de David, Belén dichosa] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)2
PATHETIQUELudwig van Beethoven (Composer)3
REFUGE (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)2
REFUGE, NO. 2Beethoven (Composer)2
[Return thee now unto thy King]Beethoven (Composer)2
SARDISLudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)61
[Softly fades the twilight ray]L. van Beethoven (Composer)3
[Step by step, and day by day]Beethoven (Composer)2
[The heav'ns, O God, Thy glory tell] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)5
GERMANYLudwig von Beethoven (Attributed)113

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