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Ludwig van Beethoven was a classical composer who was baptized on December 17, 1770 and died on March 26, 1827.

Many people believe Beethoven was the single greatest composer of all time. He is undoubtedly one of the best known and most loved. His most famous works include his 5th Symphony, 9th Symphony, /Fur Elise, and the Moonlight Sonata.

Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany and moved to Vienna when he was 22, where he studied under Franz Joseph Haydn. In Vienna he earned a reputation as a piano virtuoso, and began publishing his own compositions soon after. By the early 1800s he had established his reputation as a great and daring composer.

Beethoven began to lose his hearing at least by 1801. He continued composing nonetheless, and his most famous work, the 9th Symphony, was composed after he had become totally deaf.

Opus 1 no 1 (1795) Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major
Opus 1 no 2 (1795) Piano Trio No. 2 in G major
Opus 1 no 3 (1795) Piano Trio No. 3 in C minor
Opus 2 no 1 (1796) Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor
Opus 2 no 2 (1796) Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major
Opus 2 no 3 (1796) Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major
Opus 3 (1794) String Trio No. 1 in E flat major
Opus 4 (1795) String Quintet in E flat major
Opus 5 no 1 (1796) Sonata for Piano and Violincello No. 1 in F major
Opus 5 no 2 (1796) Sonata for Piano and Violincello No. 2 in G minor
Opus 6 (1797) Piano Sonata for four hands
Opus 7 (1797) Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major
Opus 8 (1797) Serenade in D major for string trio
Opus 9 no 1 (1798) String Trio No. 2 in G major
Opus 9 no 2 (1798) String Trio No. 3 in D major
Opus 9 no 3 (1798) String Trio No. 4 in C minor
Opus 10 no 1 (1798) Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor
Opus 10 no 2 (1798) Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major
Opus 10 no 3 (1798) Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major
Opus 11 (1798) Piano Trio No. 4 in B flat major
Opus 12 no 1 (1798) Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major
Opus 12 no 2 (1798) Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major
Opus 12 no 3 (1798) Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat major
Opus 13 (1799) Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor "Pathetique"
Opus 14 no 1 (1799) Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major
Opus 14 no 2 (1799) Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major
Opus 15 (1795) Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major
Opus 16 (1796) Quintet for Piano and Wind
Opus 17 (1800) Horn Sonata in F major
Opus 18 no 1 (1800) String Quartet No. 1 in F major
Opus 18 no 2 (1800) String Quartet No. 2 in G major
Opus 18 no 3 (1800) String Quartet No. 3 in D major
Opus 18 no 4 (1800) String Quartet No. 4 in C minor
Opus 18 no 5 (1800) String Quartet No. 5 in A major
Opus 18 no 6 (1800) String Quartet No. 6 in B flat major
Opus 19 (1795) Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Opus 20 (1799) Septet in E flat major
Opus 21 (1800) Symphony No. 1 in C major
Opus 22 (1800) Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major
Opus 23 (1801) Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor
Opus 24 (1801) Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major "Spring"
Opus 25 (1801) Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin and Viola
Opus 26 (1801) Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major
Opus 27 no 1 (1801) Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat major
Opus 27 no 2 (1801) Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight"
Opus 28 (1801) Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major
Opus 29 (1801) String Quintet in C major
Opus 30 no 1 (1803) Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major
Opus 30 no 2 (1803) Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor
Opus 30 no 3 (1803) Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major
Opus 31 no 1 (1802) Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major
Opus 31 no 2 (1802) Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor "Tempest"
Opus 31 no 3 (1802) Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major
Opus 32 (1805) Song - An die Hoffnung
Opus 33 (1802) Seven Bagatelles for piano
Opus 34 (1802) Six variations for piano on an original theme, F major
Opus 35 (1802) Fifteen variations and a fugue for piano on an original theme, E flat major "Eroica"
Opus 36 (1803) Symphony No. 2 in D major
Opus 37 (1803) Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
Opus 38 (1803) Piano Trio No. 8 (Arrangement of the Septet Opus 20)
Opus 39 (1789) Two Preludes through all twelve major keys for piano
Opus 40 (1802) Romance for Violin in G major
Opus 41 (1803) Serenade for Paino and Flute or Violin in D major
Opus 42 (1803) Notturno for Viola and Piano in D major
Opus 43 (1801) The Creatures of Prometheus: Overture and Ballet music
Opus 44 (1792) Piano Trio No. 10 (Variations on an original theme in E flat major)
Opus 45 (1803) 3 Marches for Piano, 4 hands
Opus 46 (1795) Song - Adelaide
Opus 47 (1802) Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major "Kreutzer"
Opus 48 no 1 (1802) Song - Bitten
Opus 48 no 2 (1802) Song - Die Liebe des Naechsten
Opus 48 no 3 (1802) Song - Vom Tode
Opus 48 no 4 (1802) Song - Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur
Opus 48 no 5 (1802) Song - Gottes Macht und Vorsehung
Opus 48 no 6 (1802) Song - Busslied
Opus 49 no 1 (1792) Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor
Opus 49 no 2 (1792) Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major
Opus 50 (1798) Romance for Violin in F major
Opus 51 no 1 (1797) Rondo in C major for piano
Opus 51 no 2 (1798) Rondo in G major for piano
Opus 52 no 1 (1805) Song - Urians Reise um die Welt
Opus 52 no 2 (1805) Song - Feuerfab
Opus 52 no 3 (1805) Song - Das Liedchen von der Ruhe
Opus 52 no 4 (1805) Song - Maigesang
Opus 52 no 5 (1805) Song - Mollys Abschied
Opus 52 no 6 (1805) Song - Die Liebe
Opus 52 no 7 (1805) Song - Marmotte
Opus 52 no 8 (1805) Song - Das Bluemchen Wunderhold
Opus 53 (1803) Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major "Waldstein"
Opus 54 (1804) Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major
Opus 55 (1805) Symphony No. 3 in E flat major "Eroica"
Opus 56 (1805) Triple Concerto in C major
Opus 57 (1805) Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor "Appassionata"
Opus 58 (1807) Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
Opus 59 no 1 (1806) String Quartet No. 7 in F major "Rasumovsky 1"
Opus 59 no 2 (1806) String Quartet No. 8 in E minor "Rasumovsky 2"
Opus 59 no 3 (1806) String Quartet No. 9 in C major "Rasumovsky 3"
Opus 60 (1807) Symphony No. 4 in B flat major
Opus 61 (1808) Concerto for Violin and Orcestra in D major
Opus 62 (1807) Overture - Coriolan
Opus 63 (1806) Arrangement of String Quintet ( Opus 4) for Piano Trio
Opus 64 (1807) Arrangement of Piano Trio ( Opus 3) for Piano and Cello
Opus 65 (1796) Aria - Ah perfido!
Opus 66 (1796) Variations for Cello on Mozart's `Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen'
Opus 67 (1808) Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Opus 68 (1808) Symphony No. 6 in F major "Pastoral"
Opus 69 (1808) Sonata for Piano and Violincello No. 3 in A major
Opus 70 no 1 (1808) Piano Trio No. 5 in D major "Ghost"
Opus 70 no 2 (1808) Piano Trio No. 6 in E flat major
Opus 71 (1796) Wind sextet in E flat
Opus 72a (1805) Opera - Leonore (with Overture Leonore No. 2)
Opus 72b (1806) Opera - Leonore (with Overture Leonore No. 3)
Opus 72c (1814) Opera - Fidelio
Opus 73 (1809) Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major "Emperor"
Opus 74 (1809) String Quartet No. 10 in E flat major "Harp"
Opus 75 no 1 (1809) Song - Mignon
Opus 75 no 2 (1809) Song - Neue Liebe, neues Leben
Opus 75 no 3 (1809) Song - Aus Goethes Faust: Es war einmal ein Koenig
Opus 75 no 4 (1809) Song - Gretels Warnung
Opus 75 no 5 (1809) Song - An die fernen Geliebten
Opus 75 no 6 (1809) Song - Der Zufriedene
Opus 76 (1809) Six variations for piano on an original theme, D major
Opus 77 (1809) Piano Fantasia
Opus 78 (1809) Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major
Opus 79 (1809) Piano Sonata No. 25 in G major
Opus 80 (1808) Choral Fantasia
Opus 81a (1809) Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major "Les Adieux"
Opus 81b (1795) Sextet in E flat
Opus 82 no 1 (1809) Song - Hoffnung
Opus 82 no 2 (1809) Song - Liebes-Klage
Opus 82 no 3 (1809) Duet - L'amante impatiente
Opus 82 no 4 (1809) Song - L'amante impatiente
Opus 82 no 5 (1809) Song - Lebens-Genuss
Opus 83 no 1 (1810) Song - Wonne der Wehmut
Opus 83 no 2 (1810) Song - Sehnsucht
Opus 83 no 3 (1810) Song - Mit einem gemalten Band
Opus 84 (1810) Egmont (Overture and Incidental Music)
Opus 85 (1804) Christus am Olberge
Opus 86 (1807) Mass in C major
Opus 87 (1795) Trio for two Oboes and English Horn in C major
Opus 88 (1803) Song - Das Gluck der Freundschaft
Opus 89 (1814) Polonaise in C major
Opus 90 (1814) Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor
Opus 91 (1813) Wellington's Victory ("Battle" Symphony)
Opus 92 (1813) Symphony No. 7 in A major
Opus 93 (1814) Symphony No. 8 in F major
Opus 94 (1815) Song - An die Hoffnung
Opus 95 (1810) String Quartet No. 11 in F minor "Serioso"
Opus 96 (1812) Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major
Opus 97 (1811) Piano Trio No. 7 in B flat major "Archduke"
Opus 98 (1816) Song Cycle - An die ferne Geliebte
Opus 99 (1816) Song - Der Mann von Wort
Opus 100 (1814) Song - Merkenstein
Opus 101 (1816) Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major
Opus 102no 1 (1815) Sonata for Piano and Violincello No. 4 in C major
Opus 102no 2 (1815) Sonata for Piano and Violincello No. 5 in D minor
Opus 103 (1792) Wind octet in E flat
Opus 104 (1817) String Quintet (arrangement of Piano Trio No. 3)
Opus 105 (1819) Six sets of variations for Piano and Flute
Opus 106 (1818) Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major "Hammerklavier"
Opus 107 (1820) Ten sets of variations for Piano and Flute
Opus 108 (1818) Twenty-Five Scottish Songs
Opus 109 (1822) Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major
Opus 110 (1822) Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major
Opus 111 (1822) Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor
Opus 112 (1815) Meeresstille und glueckliche Fahrt (for chorus and orchestra)
Opus 113 (1811) Singspiel - Die Ruinen von Athens (The ruins of Athens)
Opus 114 (1822) March and Chorus - Die Weihe des Hauses
Opus 115 (1815) Overture - Zur Namensfeier
Opus 116 (1802) Vocal Trio with Orchestra - Tramte, empi tremate
Opus 117 (1811) Singspiel - King Stephen
Opus 118 (1814) Eligischer Gesang (for chorus and orchestra)
Opus 119 (1822) Eleven new Bagatelles for piano
Opus 120 (1823) Thirty-three variations for piano on a waltz by Diabelli, C major
Opus 121a (1803) Piano Trio No. 11 (Variations on `Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu')
Opus 121b (1822) Opferlied (for chorus and orchestra)
Opus 122 (1824) Bundeslied (for chorus and orchestra)
Opus 123 (1822) Mass in D major (Missa Solemnis)
Opus 124 (1822) Overture - Die Weihe des Hauses
Opus 125 (1824) Symphony No. 9 in D minor "Choral"
Opus 126 (1824) Six Bagatelles for piano
Opus 127 (1825) String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major
Opus 128 (1822) Song - Der Kuss
Opus 129 (1795) Rondo Capriccio for piano in G major (Rage over a lost penny)
Opus 130 (1825) String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major
Opus 131 (1826) String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor
Opus 132 (1825) String Quartet No. 15 in A minor
Opus 133 (1826) Grosse Fuge in B flat major
Opus 134 (1826) Piano arrangement (4 hands) of Grosse Fuge
Opus 135 (1826) String Quartet No. 16 in F major
Opus 136 (1814) Cantata - Der glorreiche Augenblick
Opus 137 (1817) String Quintet (fugue) in D major
Opus 138 (1807) Overture - Leonore 1

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