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Beethoven, Ludwig van

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German composer and pianist; born 1770, died 1827. Widely considered to be one of the most important Western composers, and immensely influential and popular.

A few of his best known works might include
- his symphonies (No 3, Eroica; No 5; No 6, The Pastoral; No 9, the Choral);
- his piano and violin concertos;
- his violin, cello, and piano sonatas;
- his choral works, such as the Missa solemnis in D Major;
- and his wide range of chamber music.
  • American Beethoven Society

    An international organization devoted to the appreciation of Beethoven's life, music, and influence on culture and society to the present day. Includes details of membership, activities and events, publications, and contacts.

  • Beethoven Piano Society of Europe

    A forum for the appreciation of Beethoven's piano music in all its aspects. Includes details of membership, events and concerts, news, and a message board. [UK].

  • Beethoven-Haus Bonn Society

    Supports a museum, archive, concert hall, and publishes a range of titles. Includes a guide to the museum, concert program, and information about their research.

  • George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860)

    An account of the Black violin virtuoso to whom Beethoven originally dedicated the Sonata for Violin and Piano No 9 in A Minor, Op. 47 (now known as the Kreutzer Sonata).

  • The Ira F Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

    An institute of San José State University, California, devoted to the life, works, and accomplishments of Beethoven (1770-1827). Provides details of their collections and events, admissions for visitors, and their research activities and resources.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven Association

    Organizes an annual Beethoven Easter Festival and Piano Festivals in Krakow, Poland, and promotes classical music in general. Includes programs, ticket information, a history, and contacts.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, the Immortal

    Offers a collection of resources about Beethoven's life and music, with audio samples and a listing of his compositions.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, the Magnificent Master

    The Raptus Association for Music Appreciation (Canada) provides a substantial library of resources about the composer's life and works.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven's Website

    Provides a biography, with listening guides and audio files (in midi format) for Beethoven's music. Also includes information about Beethoven museums, recordings, and resources.

  • Schulz's Beethoven: Schroeder's Muse

    An online exhibit exploring the significance of Beethoven in Charles Schulz's Peanuts cartoon strip.

  • The Unheard Beethoven

    A project to make all of Beethoven's unrecorded music accessible to the public. Provides a substantial collection of audio files in midi format.

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