Best Beethoven Songs

The giant German composer and pianist (1770 – 1827)

The Top Ten

1 Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9)

I like it because it is very grand.

Among critics, it is almost universally considered Beethoven's greatest work of all time.

The fact that this was composed when he was nearly deaf makes this an unparalleled composition in musical history!

Memorable tune? : check

Deaf composer? : check (who can still somehow make this sound amazing

Great song? : check!

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2 Symphony No. 5

Everyone all over the world knows this song, the four opening notes are so famous even though three of them are the same. Even if you have never heard this before it will sound familiar to you. I just love this because you know Beethoven must have put a lot of time into this fabulous symphony and it really pays off. This Symphony will be remembered forever!

This symphony is filled with emotion that reaches the darkest places of the human soul.

Love that music I heard it in an orchestra before as a 5th grade field trip

Classic and still good today.

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3 Fur Elise

This is awesome I learned about Beethoven as a school project and it was so great so I learned to play this song now I can't get enough of it

Mesmerising and incomparable. This piece from Beethoven is by far my favourite. It has a certain complexity and yearning,like, He's remembering certain someone from the mists of forgotten memories. Thank you for blessing us with such a master-class, maestro.

Beauty of love, her face, the way she looks, smile. It is everything about her!

Very good

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4 Symphony No. 3

In my opinion, I believe this was one of Beethoven' s best work. Love it.

Awesome cool

5 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 1

To be able an just kick back on a Sunday morning and drink my coffee, listen to the birds, and relax an enjoy life... Is what it is all about

AMAZING! This is the most emotional piece you will ever hear in your life! This piece gives me goosebumps down my spine every time.

It feels like a dream that keeps getting better and better. The triplets and the interjections make it all the better.

I really enjoyed

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6 Violin Concerto In D Major

Really nice, catchy

Bad very bad


7 Sonata N°8 In C Major Op.13 "pathétique"

This song made me cry whenever I hear the beginning of it. Otherwise, it's too beautiful and emotional for me.

Over all the piece is just brilliant! my favorite would have to be the second one!

8 Beethoven, Symphony 7, Allegretto, mvt 2

This is a lesson for all progressive music : classical, prog rock or prog metal

I feel inspired when I listen to this song. I often play this song in the back of my head for hours or even days at a time.

The most beautiful piece of music ever written with the most ingenious dynamics I've ever heard

Most intriguing song in my opinión.

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9 Violin Sonata No. 7

It is one of the best violin sonatas I have ever seen

10 6th Symphony - Pastoral

I really love it. The best.

The Contenders

11 Symphony No. 9
12 Sonata No. 14 Moonlight Sonata

Moonlight sonata is by far the best Beethoven had ever composed

I feel desperation and beauty when I listen to this

13 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 2

It is so great I really want to know how to play like that.

14 The Ruins of Athens / Turkish March

I really like it

15 Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Very pleasing to the ears. I would say one of the more difficult songs for a piano player. You'd have to be very good to get this one down not like Fur Elise.


16 Piano Concerto. No. 5 Emperor

This concerto, specially the first movement is just heaven's music... If we were to meet aliens and show them a sneak peak of our whole musical history, I wouldn't even hesitate for a second, this is glorious.

17 Piano Sonata No. 8


18 Symphony No. 7
19 Moonlight Sonata Movement 3
20 Minuet in G Major, Woo 10, No. 2


21 Sonata No. 8 Pathetique
22 Appassionata Movement 3
23 Creatures of Prometheus Ballet

Just pure joy. The melodies are a treat for a musical ear. Maybe not the best ballet but in the top ten for me.

24 Violin Romance No. 2
25 Missa Solemnis
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1. Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9)
2. Fur Elise
3. Symphony No. 5
1. Sonata No. 14 Moonlight Sonata
2. Symphony No. 9
3. Symphony No. 5
1. Symphony No. 3
2. Violin Concerto In D Major
3. Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9)


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