Best Beethoven Songs

The giant German composer and pianist (1770 – 1827)

The Top Ten

1 Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9)

Beethoven wrote MUSIC, not songs. NONE of his work contain lyrics.

I like it because it is very grand.

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

The Anthem of the European Union - MatrixGuy

2 Symphony No. 5

This is one of my favorites of Beethoven's many works. When I was a child, this song was on a Little Einsteins episode!

I could not speak after hearing the intensity of the climax in the first movement of this stunning piece.

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.

3 Fur Elise

I am 10 years old but once I turn 15 I would love to know how to play this stunning piece

I love this song. I also know how to play it, but not the whole the thing. In fact, I'm listening to it right now.

This song is amazing and so relaxing and interesting!
I love it

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

4 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 1

Great piece of music fantastic to play. Movement 3 is captivating

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

It will take you to the deepest point of sensation.. Close your eyes and try..

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

5 Symphony No. 3

Awesome cool

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

6 Piano Concerto. No. 5 Emperor

This is my absolute favorite piece of music ever. I have heard it hundreds of times and I am nowhere near done.

The 2nd mov. really makes you wanna cry. It's certainly one of the best

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.

7 Violin Concerto In D Major

Really nice, catchy

Bad very bad


8 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!

9 Moonlight Sonata Movement 3

I love this song. It may be fast and hard to play on piano, but boy is it beautiful.

Super catchy.

Your feet just have a mind of their own.

I can’t say it in words

10 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 2

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

The Contenders

11 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

Beautiful music

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 Violin Sonata No. 7

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

14 6th Symphony - Pastoral

I really love it. The best.

This deserves its spot

15 Sonata No. 8 Pathetique
16 The Ruins of Athens / Turkish March

I really like it

17 Symphony No. 9
18 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.


19 Symphony No. 7

Incredible piece which is very moving

20 Piano Sonata No. 8


21 The Creatures of Prometheus, Ballet, Op. 43, Act I: Overture

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

22 Appassionata Movement 3

Together with the other great piano sonatas Moonlight and Pathetic, it is one of the best.

the best

23 Minuet in G Major, Woo 10, No. 2


24 Missa Solemnis
25 Symphony

Awesome...only not Beetovhen

26 Hammerklavier Mvt. 3: Adagio

This is the best one by him in my opinion. It is so beautiful.. It reminds me of summer nights.

27 Violin Romance No. 2
28 Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata) in F Minor, Op. 57

Probably my favorite Beethoven piano sonata. - Vic21102

29 Kreutzer Sonata
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