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 ˈbeɪtoʊvən/, German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːtˌhoːfn̩]; baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music. His career has conventionally been divided into early, middle, and late periods. His early period, during which he forged his craft, is typically considered to have lasted until 1802. From 1802 to around 1812, his middle period showed an individual development from the styles of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and is sometimes characterized as heroic. During this time

Tunes by Ludwig van Beethoven (75)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[Hark! ten thousand harps and voices] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)251153 55771 23454
[All things come of Thee, O Lord]Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 Arr. From (Composer)3
[Chant] (Beethoven 33211)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer (attributed to))4933211 23432 111
ALSACELudwig von Beethoven (Adapted from)3851233 34325 43237
AM I COMINGBeethoven (Composer)254322 32112 17561
AMLINBeethoven (Composer)212121 76765 46655
[An dir allein, an dir hab' ich gesündigt] (Beethoven)L. v. Beethoven (Composer)251233 45765 432
AUSTRIA (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)255111 33461 17551
BEECHERLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)155653 23217 61654
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 51765)Ludwig von Beethoven (1777-1827) (Arranged from)251765 43234 33257
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 53153)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)253153 15135 34242
BEETHOVEN (53172)Ludwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)253176 64321 7
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 33123)Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)433123 46222 34554
HYMN TO JOYLudwig von Beethoven (From)35533455 43211 23322
BEETHOVEN (11111)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)411111 23543 45554
BEETHOVEN (Beethoven 34565)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)134565 43234 56176
[Chant] (Beethoven 51566)Beethoven (Composer (arr. from))3551566 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)734551 56677 121
BUSSLIED (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)451122 32343 22234
BUTLER (Beethoven)Beethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)356543 43212 34543
CECILIA (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)212335 43223 46523
CONSOLATION (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)1151111 32152 24325
[Dear heavenly Father, we love Thee]Beethoven (Composer)255515 56666 67121
[Come, my soul, thy suit prepare] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)631234 62234 5545
[Die Güte Gottes preisen]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)151532 15123 34322
DULCETTALudwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)1832114 33222 34617
EMMANUEL (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)2851113 21522 432
ENGEDI (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770 - 1827 (Composer (Adapted from))1651712 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)353333 42755 11113
[Gib meiner Seele, gib, Herr, ihr Frieden]L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)231275 31224 55132
GORTON (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged)8555566 55551 12233
[Gott ist mein Lied] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)253215 67176 55176
[Gott ist mein Lied Er ist der Gott der Stärke] (Beethoven)L. von Beethoven (Composer)317567 12345 57275
[Heavenly Father, graciously hear us]Beethoven (Composer)655555 66555 55555
[Hark, the bells! how they ring]Beethoven (Composer)217117 11234 32212
HAYES (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)1551712 34255 55666
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 55555)Beethoven (Composer)255555 67777 7
HUNTLEY (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)234556 16565 43
[I asked, ere yet my race was run]Beethoven (Composer)255111 76751 2432
[Ich will mich wieder zu dir kehren]L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827) (Composer)215515 55531 17
[Jehovah, from the evil man]Beethoven (Composer)212351 17127 55155
[Köstlich ist's, dem Herrn vertrauen]Beethoven (Composer)233246 71531 43233
KYGERLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)211112 34223 51231
LARGHETTOLudwig van Beethoven (Composer)1051233 35432 2543
[Have you heard the whisper of the breeze?]Beethoven (Composer)534545 45456 34452
[Chant] (Goss-Beethoven 33333)Beethoven (Composer)933333 45555 55567
[Lord of all, to Thee we bow]Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)556565 55111 11767
CHILDREN'S PRAYER (Novello)Beethoven (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
MOUNTAIN WAVELudwig von Beethoven, 1770-1827 (Composer)3
MUNICH (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)754333 45662 23211
[Nun bricht aus allen zweigen das liebe]Beethoven (Composer)317512 32343 21
O COME AND MOURNBeethoven (Composer)233323 43233 34322
[O, touch mine eyes, that I may see]Beethoven (Composer)254334 33222 43254
OCTAVIUSBeethoven (Composer)351531 53211 75432
[¡Oh cuidad de David, Belén dichosa] (Beethoven)Beethoven (Composer)251111 7522
[O hear us, hear us and guide us dear Father]Beethoven (Composer)212716 65672 13423
[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)617123 42555 56621
[Return thee now unto thy King]Beethoven (Composer)217621 76543 25432
SARDIS (Beethoven)Ludwig von Beethoven (Arranged from)9317123 54323 33654
SCHAUFFLERBeethoven (Composer)251117 67512 43243
[Softly fades the twilight ray] (Beethoven)L. van Beethoven (Composer)455556 54435 56322
[The heav'ns, O God, Thy glory tell] (Beethoven)Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer)1251531 33211 75427
VIGIL (St. Alban's)Beethoven (Composer)153321 21345 36422
GERMANY (Gardiner)Ludwig von Beethoven (Attributed)22751712 56711 17627

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