Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Claudio Abbado Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 4297622

Fidelio - Overture artwork

Fidelio - Overture Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Daniel Harding Ensemble: German Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: VIRGIN Catalogue ID: VC 5453642

Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Ivan Fischer Ensemble: Budapest Festival Orchestra Soloists: Richard Goode Record label: Nonesuch Catalogue ID: 7559 799283

Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Simon Rattle Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Deutsche Grammophon Catalogue ID: 7243 5574452

Symphony No.4 in Bb major Opus 60 (4) artwork

Symphony No.4 in Bb major Opus 60 (4) Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Simon Rattle Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: A.C. Green Record label: EMI Catalogue ID: 7243 5574452

Ludwig Van Beethoven Conductor: Bernard Haitink Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Record label: LSO Live Catalogue ID: LSO 0090

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A step-by-step guide to Beethoven’s nine symphonie

A step-by-step guide to Beethoven’s nine symphonies

Pianist reimagines Beethoven's 'Für Elise' as an Einaudi miniature

If Einaudi had written ‘Für Elise’? Pianist reimagines Beethoven’s piano miniature

Beethoven typo

This absolutely crucial typo in a Beethoven book changes everything

A municipal worker guides a rubbish-carrying donkey through the narrow streets of the old town of Mardin

Donkeys are played Beethoven, after day job cleaning up a small Turkish town

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran from 1990-1996

Will Smith recalls Fresh Prince cast ‘went silent’ as he played Beethoven on piano in improvised scene

Mamoru Samuragochi admits having not written his own compositions

The composer who was once dubbed ‘Japan’s Beethoven’ – and how it was all outed as a fraud

Roberto Blanco / Beethoven

German pop singer calls for Beethoven’s body to be exhumed for a racial DNA test

Beethoven's Tenth Symphony completed by AI

Beethoven’s unfinished Tenth Symphony completed by artificial intelligence

In a dark cave, the Great Stalacpipe Organ plays haunting Moonlight Sonata

Immense stalacpipe organ plays out haunting Beethoven ‘Moonlight’ Sonata in a dark cave

Best versions of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

7 greatest-ever versions of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata

Bach makes us reach for the biscuit tin, new classical music study shows

Bach makes us reach for the biscuit tin, new classical music study shows

13 pieces of classical music inspired by birdsong

13 pieces of classical music inspired by birdsong

If classical music had modern drums...

This guy is adding modern drums to classical melodies and creating legit masterpieces

Catch up with John Suchet’s exclusive plays of Beethoven’s Complete Piano Concertos

Catch up with John Suchet’s exclusive plays of Beethoven’s Complete Piano Concertos

New tool lets you compose in style of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven

New Google Arts and Culture tool lets you compose classical music in style of Mozart and Beethoven

West Side Story Beethoven and Bernstein

Did you know Bernstein borrowed a tune from Beethoven for West Side Story?