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Your One-Stop Beethoven Resource

Beethoven, the most popular of all composers, was a ground breaking composer. Beethoven's nine great symphonies are widely played and even imitated by the many following composers, including Brahms and Mahler. This One-Stop Beethoven Resource will provide you with the history, life, and music of Beethoven.

Beethoven Fact: The European Union
Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' was adopted as the European National Anthem in 1972.

Beethoven Fact 2: Beethoven's Relationship with Archduke Rudolph
Beethoven's most important patron, as well as regular piano student, Archduke Rudolph, received eleven major dedications and four canons from Beethoven.

Beethoven Fact 3: Symphony Five Technically Symphony Four?
Beethoven set aside his work on his famous Symphony No. 5 to work on Symphony No. 4. Find out why!

Beethoven Fact 4: Beethoven and Haydn
Learn about Beethoven's relationship with Haydn during their brief lessons.

Beethoven Music used in the Movies
Beethoven music is extremely popular not just in the music halls, but also on the silver screen. Beethoven's music is used extensively in movies and television. Here's a list of Beethoven music used in movies.

Beethoven Music - Recommended Popular Beethoven Music Albums
These popular Beethoven music albums will inspire, excite, and fulfill your classical music desires.

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
Composed in 1805, Beethoven's PIano Concerto No. 4 is a quietly reserved masterpiece. Learn more about this famous Beethoven concerto.

Beethoven Profile: A Mini-Biography
Beethoven, the most popular of all classical composers, lead a remarkable life. Learn the truth about Beethoven's life and music.

Beethoven's 5th & 9th Symphonies in Top 10 Symphonies List
Discover why Beethoven's Symphonies 5 & 9 made the cut into the Top 10 Symphonies You Should Own list.

Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, Musical and Historical Notes
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, the Eroica Symphony, is known for its innovative features, heroic style, and influence on subsequent composers. This article discusses the performances, key, structure, and historical background of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.

Beethoven's Love Letter
Beethoven's love letter, found after his death, is very famous and often quoted. Read Beethoven's love letter to learn about Beethoven's character.

Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" Text Translation
The translation of Schiller's text 'Ode to Joy' from Beethoven's 9th symphony.

Brief Histories of Beethoven Symphonies
Beethoven Symphonies are among the most popular in the world. Brief Histories of Beethoven Symphonies is an easy way to learn about and compare all nine symphonies.

"Fur Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven's "Fur Elise" (a German title meaning "For Elise"), is a widely popular piano piece taught to new piano students. Learn more about Beethoven's "Fur Elise."

Moonlight Sonata: Notes on Beethoven's Piano Sonata no. 14 in c sharp minor
Notes and background information on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

Beethoven's Kreutzer Sonata
Many people don't realize that the Kreutzer Sonata was actually dedicated to the Black violin virtuoso, George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower. Learn more about the dramatic story behind the Kreutzer Sonata.

Beethoven Reference Site
Looking to learn more about the great Ludwig Van Beethoven? Here's a great reference site including in depth detail about the life and music of Beethoven.

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