Ludwig van Beethoven

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Born: 1770-1827
Nationality: German
Education/Training:
taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe; studied composition with Joseph Haydn, and occasional lessons with Antonio Salieri, in Vienna
Best Known For:
being on of the greatest composers in the Western musical tradition; he revolutionized every form of music that he composed; being a virtuoso pianist
Notable Compositions:
9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis and an opera, Fidelio
Assignments:
patrons included Prince Lobkowitz and Prince Lichnowsky, as well as Archduke Rudolph, youngest son of Emperor Leopold II, and Count Andreas Razumovsky
Curious Facts:
hearing began to deteriorate in his 20s, and led to being almost completely deaf; after this, dedicated himself to composing rather than performing
Quotes: "Stimulated by those moods which poets turn into words, I turn my ideas into tones which resound, roar, and rage until at last they stand before me in the form of notes." -Ludwig van Beethoven
REPERTOIRE : Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt
CONCERTDATES
Beethoven and Brahms 10/14/2007
Beethoven Festival 03/01/1987
REPERTOIRE : King Stephen Op. 117
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Beethoven 07/31/2007
REPERTOIRE : Bundeslied, Op. 122
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Beethoven 07/31/2007
REPERTOIRE : Symphony No. 9 in D minor Op. 125
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Beethoven 07/31/2007
LA Phil: Schoenberg & Beethoven 10/06/2000
LA Phil: Beethoven Symphony No. 9 07/11/1995
LA Phil: Schoenberg & Beethoven 10/07/2000
LA Phil: Schoenberg & Beethoven 10/08/2000
LA Phil: Beethoven 9/Choral Fantasy 08/18/2011
LA Phil: Beethoven's 9th 07/10/2012
LA Phil: ˇBienvenido Gustavo! 10/03/2009
LA Phil: Beethoven/Ligeti 05/11/2006
LA Phil: Beethoven/Ligeti 05/12/2006
LA Phil: Beethoven/Ligeti 05/13/2006
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 10/30/1969
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 10/31/1969
LA Phil: Beethoven 9 09/19/1970
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 07/22/1972
LA Phil: Beethoven 9 07/10/1973
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 09/04/1974
LA Phil: Beethoven 9 09/11/1975
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 07/21/1977
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 04/26/1977
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 10/26/1978
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 10/27/1978
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 10/28/1978
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th 10/29/1978
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th Symphony 08/01/1980
LA Phil: Beethoven 9th Symphony 08/02/1980
LA Phil: Beethoven Ninth 07/30/1982
LA Phil: Beethoven Ninth 07/31/1982
LA Phil: Beethoven 9 04/24/1986
LA Phil: Beethoven 9 04/25/1986
LA Phil: Beethoven 9 04/26/1986
LA Phil: Beethoven 9 04/27/1986
Rose Parade Float 01/02/1989
LA Phil: Immortal Beethoven: The Ninth 10/04/2015
LA Phil: Immortal Beethoven: The Ninth 10/06/2015
LA Phil: Immortal Beethoven: The Ninth 10/07/2015
LA Phil: Immortal Beethoven: The Ninth 10/11/2015
LA Phil: Immortal Beethoven: The Ninth 09/29/2015
REPERTOIRE : Symphony No. 8 in F major Op. 93
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Beethoven Symphonies 07/11/2006
REPERTOIRE : Missa Solemnis Op. 123
CONCERTDATES
Beethoven Missa Solemnis 03/28/2004
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis 10/13/1990
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis 04/19/1986
LA Phil: Festival of Choral Masterworks 07/07/1979
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis 03/12/1977
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis 04/16/1972
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis 05/20/1972
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 04/13/2012
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 04/14/2012
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 04/15/2012
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 04/23/1970
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 04/24/1970
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 01/09/2015
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 01/10/2015
LA Phil: Missa Solemnis 01/11/2015
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis 01/21/2017
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis 01/22/2017
REPERTOIRE : Fantasia in C Minor Op. 80
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Beethoven Spectacular 07/27/1990
LA Phil: Beethoven Spectacular 07/28/1990
Beethoven Festival 03/01/1987
A Choral Cornucopia 10/16/1982
A Choral Cornucopia 10/17/1982
LA Phil: Beethoven 9/Choral Fantasy 08/18/2011
LA Phil: Beethoven Cantata 12/03/1970
LA Phil: Vaughan Williams and Beethoven 09/07/1976
LA Phil: Adams and Beethoven 10/09/2014
LA Phil: Adams and Beethoven 10/10/2014
LA Phil: Adams and Beethoven 10/11/2014
LA Phil: Adams and Beethoven 10/12/2014
REPERTOIRE : Egmont Overture Op. 84
CONCERTDATES
Beethoven Festival 03/01/1987
REPERTOIRE : Mass in C Major
CONCERTDATES
Beethoven Festival 03/01/1987
REPERTOIRE : O Welche Lust
CONCERTDATES
Great Opera Choruses 04/26/1981
REPERTOIRE : Hallelujah (from Christ on the Mount of Olives)
CONCERTDATES
13th Annual High School Choir Festival 04/12/2002
REPERTOIRE : Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph II
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Beethoven Cantata 12/03/1970
LA Phil: Beethoven 12/04/1970
LA Phil: Beethoven 12/06/1970
REPERTOIRE : Fidelio
CONCERTDATES
LA Phil: Fidelio 04/11/1975
LA Phil: Fidelio 04/13/1975
LA Phil: Fidelio 04/15/1975
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