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Born: Bonn, Germany, December 16, 1770

Died: Vienna, March 26, 1827

Major Works:

  • Orchestral Music:
    • 9 symphonies
    • Leonore Overture No. 3
    • Coriolanus Overture
    • Egmont Overture
    • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    • 5 concertos for piano and orchestra
  • Piano Music:
    • 32 sonatas
  • Chamber Music:
    • 16 string quartets
    • Grosse Fugue for string quartet
    • 10 sonatas for violin and piano
    • 5 sonatas for cello and piano
  • Opera:
    • Fidelio
  • Choral Music:
    • Missa Solemnis
  • Other Works:
    • Fidelio Overture
    • Leonore Overtures Nos. 1 and 2
    • Romance Nos. 1 and 2 for violin and orchestra
    • Concerto for Piano, Violin, Cello, and Orchestra
    • 8 trios for piano, violin, and cello
    • Variations on a Theme by Diabelli
    • Thirty-Two Variations for piano

Source: Cross, Milton, and David Ewen. 1962. Milton Cross' Encyclopedia of the Great Composers and Their Music. Garden City, New York: Doubleday.