Best Beethoven Songs

The giant German composer and pianist (1770 – 1827)
The Top Ten
1 Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9) Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9) Cover Art

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

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

I really like it when people say they are so popular

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

2 Symphony No. 5 Symphony No. 5 Cover Art

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 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.

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

3 Fur Elise Fur Elise Cover Art

Fur Elise is NOT a song. There are NO LYRICS. Beethoven did NOT write songs. He composed music. In musical terms, Fur Elise is known as a "bagatelle", meaning it's a short, light, mellow musical composition.

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.

It awesome, every time I listen it and it takes me in a different world. It's really have some great memories attached with.

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.

4 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 1 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 1 Cover Art

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.

The greatest compossition I've ever heard. It totally touches every inch of your soul in each chord. Beethoven was an exceptional genius.

5 Symphony No. 3

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

Awesome cool

6 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 2 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 2 Cover Art

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

7 Piano Concerto. No. 5 Emperor Piano Concerto. No. 5 Emperor Cover Art

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.

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

8 Violin Concerto In D Major

Really nice, catchy

Bad very bad

9 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!

10 Sonata No. 14 Moonlight Sonata Sonata No. 14 Moonlight Sonata Cover Art

Moonlight sonata is by far the best Beethoven had ever composed

I feel desperation and beauty when I listen to this

The Contenders
11 Moonlight Sonata Movement 3 Moonlight Sonata Movement 3 Cover Art

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

12 Symphony No. 9 Symphony No. 9 Cover Art

A big song that is great!

13 Beethoven, Symphony 7, Allegretto, mvt 2

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

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

So sorrowful but hauntingly beautiful

14 The Ruins of Athens / Turkish March The Ruins of Athens / Turkish March Cover Art

I really like it

15 Violin Sonata No. 7

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

16 6th Symphony - Pastoral

I really love it. The best.

This deserves its spot

17 Sonata No. 8 Pathetique Sonata No. 8 Pathetique Cover Art
18 Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Cover Art

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 Symphony No. 7 Cover Art

Incredible piece which is very moving

20 Piano Sonata No. 8 Piano Sonata No. 8 Cover Art
21 Violin Romance No. 2
22 The Creatures of Prometheus, Ballet, Op. 43, Act I: Overture The Creatures of Prometheus, Ballet, Op. 43, Act I: Overture Cover Art

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

23 Minuet in G Major, Woo 10, No. 2 Minuet in G Major, Woo 10, No. 2 Cover Art
24 Appassionata Movement 3

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

25 Missa Solemnis Missa Solemnis Cover Art
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