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A list of some works of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Beethoven himself decided which of his works were good enough to have opus numbers. These are listed here. When used without qualification,

  • quartet means string quartet
  • sonata means keyboard sonata
  • trio means piano trio
  1. 3 trios
  2. 3 sonatas
  3. string trio
  4. string quintet
  5. 2 cello sonatas
  6. piano duet sonata
  7. sonata
  8. serenade for string trio
  9. 3 string trios
  10. 3 sonatas
  11. clarinet trio
  12. 3 violin sonatas
  13. sonate pathétique
  14. 2 sonatas
  15. piano concerto no. 1
  16. quintet for piano & wind
  17. horn sonata
  18. 6 quartets
  19. piano concerto no. 2
  20. septet
  21. symphony no. 1
  22. sonata
  23. violin sonata
  24. Spring sonata for violin
  25. serenade for flute, vilolin & viola
  26. sonata
  27. 2 sonatas (the 2nd is popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, but Beethoven was not responsible for this title)
  28. sonata
  29. string quintet
  30. 3 violin sonatas
  31. 3 sonatas (the 2nd is known as the Tempest Sonata; this title is semi-authentic, since Beethoven, asked the meaning of the work, told the enquirer to read Shakespeare's play)
  32. An die Hoffnung (song)
  33. 7 bagatelles for piano
  34. 6 piano variations
  35. 15 piano variations & fugue
  36. symphony no. 2
  37. piano concerto no. 3
  38. clarinet trio (arrangement of 20)
  39. 2 preludes through the 12 major keys for piano or organ
  40. romance for violin & orchestra
  41. serenade for piano & flute (arrangement of 25)
  42. nocturne for piano & viola (arrangement of 8)
  43. The Creatures of Prometheus (ballet)
  44. 14 variations for piano trio
  45. 3 marches for piano duet
  46. Adelaide (song)
  47. violin sonata dedicated to Rodolphe Kreutzer
  48. 6 songs (words by Gellert)
  49. 2 sonatas
  50. romance for violin & orchestra
  51. 2 rondos for piano
  52. 8 songs
  53. sonata dedicated to Count Waldstein
  54. sonata
  55. sinfonia eroica (no. 3)
  56. concerto for piano, violin & cello
  57. sonata (known as appassionata; title inauthentic)
  58. piano concerto no. 4
  59. 3 quartets dedicated to Count Razumovsky
  60. symphony no. 4
  61. violin concerto
  62. overture to Coriolanus (by Collin)
  63. trio (arrangement of 4)
  64. cello sonata (arrangement of 3)
  65. Ah perfido (scene & aria)
  66. 12 variations for piano & cello on Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (from Mozart's Magic Flute)
  67. symphony no. 5
  68. Pastoral Symphony (no. 6)
  69. cello sonata
  70. 2 trios (the 2nd is known as the Ghost Trio; title inauthentic)
  71. wind sextet
  72. Fidelio (opera)
  73. piano concerto no. 5 (known as the Emperor Concerto; title inauthentic)
  74. quartet (known as the Harp Quartet; title inauthentic)
  75. 6 songs (words by Goethe & others)
  76. 6 piano variations
  77. piano fantasia
  78. sonata
  79. sonata
  80. choral fantasy (with piano & orchestra)
  81. Beethoven accidentally gave this number to 2 works
    • 81a sonata (known as Les Adieux; this was the publisher's translation, which Beethoven criticized, of his German title for the 1st movement only)
    • 81b sextet for horns & string quartet
  82. 4 ariettas & duet
  83. 3 songs (words by Goethe)
  84. incidental music to Goethe's Egmont
  85. Christus am Oelberge (oratorio)
  86. mass
  87. trio for 2 oboes & cor anglais
  88. Das Glück der Freundschaft (song)
  89. polonaise for piano
  90. sonata
  91. Wellington's Victory (inauthentic alternative title Battle Symphony)
  92. symphony no. 7
  93. symphony no. 8
  94. An die Hoffnung (song)
  95. quartetto serioso
  96. violin sonata
  97. trio dedicated to Archduke Rudolph
  98. An die ferne Geliebte (song cycle)
  99. Der Mann von Wort (song)
  100. Merkenstein (vocal duet)
  101. sonata
  102. 2 cello sonatas
  103. wind octet
  104. string quintet (arrangement of 1, no. 3)
  105. 6 national airs varied for piano with flute or violin accompaniment
  106. sonata (known as the Hammerklavier; Beethoven titled a number of his sonatas of this period sonata für das Hammerklavier, meaning piano as against harpsichord)
  107. 10 national airs varied for piano with flute or violin accompaniment
  108. 25 Scottish songs with piano, violin & cello accompaniment
  109. sonata
  110. sonata
  111. sonata
  112. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (cantata)
  113. incidental music to The Ruins of Athens (Kotzebue)
  114. march with chorus from The Ruins of Athens
  115. Namensfeier overture
  116. Tremate, empi, tremate (terzet with orchestra)
  117. incidental music to King Stephen (Kotzebue)
  118. Elegischer Gesang for 4 voices & string quartet
  119. 11 bagatelles for piano
  120. 33 variations for piano on a waltz by Diabelli
  121. Beethoven accidentally gave this number to 2 works
    • 121a variations for piano, violin & cello on Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu (by Wenzel Müller)
    • 121b Opferlied for soprano, chorus & orchestra
  122. Bundeslied for solo voices, chorus & wind
  123. missa solemnis
  124. The Consecration of the House (overture)
  125. symphony no. 9
  126. 6 bagatelles for piano
  127. quartet
  128. Der Kuss (arietta)
  129. rondo a capriccio for piano
  130. quartet
  131. quartet
  132. quartet
  133. Grosse Fuge for string quartet (original finale of 131; Beethoven was reluctantly persuaded by his publisher that it was too hard, & wrote a replacement)
  134. piano duet arrangement of the above
  135. quartet

Some other works were given opus numbers by others after Beethoven's death.