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.

Learned on the piano lovely song


Everyone knows it

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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!

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3 Fur Elise

Timeless, point blank period

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.

Best thing ever

i love it

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4 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 1

Its beautiful and heart warming all the way through

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



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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 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.

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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

Super catchy.

Your feet just have a mind of their own.

I can’t say it in words

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10 Moonlight Sonata, Movement 2

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

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The Contenders

11 Beethoven, Symphony 7, Allegretto, mvt 2

So sorrowful but hauntingly beautiful

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

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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

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13 Violin Sonata No. 7

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

14 6th Symphony - Pastoral

This deserves its spot

I really love it. The best.

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16 The Ruins of Athens / Turkish March

I really like it

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17 Symphony No. 9 UListen to Sample
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.

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20 Piano Sonata No. 8


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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.

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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


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24 Missa Solemnis UListen to Sample
25 Symphony

Awesome...only not Beetovhen

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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 UListen to Sample
28 Piano Sonata No. 23 (Appassionata) in F Minor, Op. 57

Probably my favorite Beethoven piano sonata. - Vic21102

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1. Symphony No. 5
2. Piano Concerto. No. 5 Emperor
3. Fur Elise
1. Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9)
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