Ludwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven began playing piano at a very young age in Bonn, Germany. When he was in his 20s, he moved to Vienna, Austria. He began to grow deaf in his late 20s and gradually became completely deaf by the end of his life. Beethoven is one of the most famous composers. He composed a variety of pieces including: pieces for piano, concertos, symphonies, an opera, and much more. Beethoven is most well known for helping to transition music styles from the Classical Era to the Romantic Era.
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A parody of Beethoven’s Fur Elise
Leonore Overture Nº 3 in C major, Op. 72b – The Amnesty International Concert with the Bavarian Broadcast Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leonard Bernstein in Munich, Germany on 10/17/1976.
Jonas Kaufmann singing Florestan’s aria from Fidelio
Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 3 “Eroica”
Symphony No.5 in C Minor
A parody of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony
Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” Movement 1 – Allegro ma non Troppo
Symphony No. 6 Movement 4 – “The Storm”
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”
Piano Sonata No. 8 “Pathetique” 2. Adagio Cantabile
Piano Sonata No. 8 “Pathetique” Rondo: Allegro