Radio 3 Composer of the Week

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Ludwig van Beethoven (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 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed oth... read more

Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in ... read more

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Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies

Beethoven - The 9 Symphonies

Daniel Barenboim , Soile Isokoski (soprano), Rosemarie Lang contralto, Robert Gambill (ten...

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