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 (63)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[Hark! ten thousand harps and voices]Beethoven (Composer)251153 55771 23454
ALSACELudwig von Beethoven (Adapted from)2651233 34325 43237
AMLINBeethoven (Composer)212121 76765 46655
AUSTRIA (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)255111 33461 17551
BEECHERLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)155653 23217 61654
BEETHOVENLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)134565 43234 56176
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 51765)Ludwig von Beethoven (1777-1827) (Arranged from)251765 43234 33257
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 33123)Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)433123 46222 34554
BEETHOVENLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)253153 15135 34242
BEETHOVEN (53172)Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)253176 64321 7
HYMN TO JOYLudwig von Beethoven (From)30133455 43211 23322
BEETHOVEN (11111)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)411111 23543 45554
[Chant] (Beethoven 51566)Beethoven (Composer (arr. from))1751566 77121 51211
BLESS THOU THE LORDLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)233211 12343 211
BRIDGMANLudwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)651135 43217 71234
BRIDGTONBeethoven (Composer)234566 71765 55356
BUSHNELLBeethoven (Composer)334551 56677 121
BUSSLIED (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)451122 32343 22234
BUTLER (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)256543 43212 34543
CECILIABeethoven (Composer)212335 43223 46523
[Chant] (Beethoven 33211)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer (attributed to))3833211 23432 111
CONSOLATION (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)551111 32152 24325
[Come, my soul, thy suit prepare]Beethoven (Composer)431234 62234 5545
[Die Güte Gottes preisen]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)151532 15123 34322
DULCETTALudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)1432114 33222 34617
EMMANUEL (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)2651113 21522 432
ENGEDI (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770 - 1827 (Composer (Adapted from))1551712 32117 32171
[Let thy Spirit, blessed Savior]Beethoven (Composer)232112 32112 33455
[Father, bless thy children] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Arranger)255156 66677 121
FRIEND UNFAILINGLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)253333 42755 11113
GORTON (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Composer)6655566 55551 12233
[Gott ist mein Lied]L. van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)253215 67176 55176
[Gott ist mein Lied Er ist der Gott der Stärke]L. von Beethoven (Composer)217567 12345 57275
[Heavenly Father, graciously hear us]Beethoven (Composer)355555 66555 55555
HAYES (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)1351712 34255 55666
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 55555)Beethoven (Composer)255555 67777 7
HUNTLEYBeethoven (Composer)234556 16565 43
[I asked, ere yet my race was run]Beethoven (Composer)255111 76751 2432
[Jehovah, from the evil man]Beethoven (Composer)212351 17127 55155
[Köstlich ist's, dem Herrn vertrauen]Beethoven (Composer)233246 71531 43233
KYGERBeethoven (Composer)211112 34223 51231
LARGHETTOLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)851233 35432 2543
[Have you heard the whisper of the breeze?]Beethoven (Composer)534545 45456 34452
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 33333)Beethoven (Composer)733333 45555 55567
[Lord of all, to Thee we bow]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)556565 55111 11767
CHILDREN'S PRAYERBeethoven (Composer)132123 43234 5434
LUDWIG (Beethoven 33231)Beethoven (Composer)333231 42556 7132
LYMANLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)355556 51555 56522
MANNHEIM (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Composer)335543 21231
MOUNT OF OLIVESLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)817653 61653 32162
MUNICHLudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)454333 45662 23211
[Nun bricht aus allen zweigen das liebe]Beethoven (Composer)217512 32343 21
O COME AND MOURNBeethoven (Composer)233323 43233 34322
[O, touch mine eyes, that I may see]Beethoven (Composer)254334 33222 43254
[¡Oh cuidad de David, Belén dichosa] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)251111 7522
[Our country's voice is pleading] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)155345 11712 75443
PATHETIQUELudwig van Beethoven (Composer)332543 41255 62345
REFUGE (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)417123 42555 56621
[Return thee now unto thy King]Beethoven (Composer)217621 76543 25432
SARDISLudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)7217123 54323 33654
[Softly fades the twilight ray]L. van Beethoven (Composer)355556 54435 56322
[The heav'ns, O God, Thy glory tell] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)551531 33211 75427
GERMANYLudwig von Beethoven (Attributed)15851712 56711 17627

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