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Classical The Best Beethoven Symphonies  

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The absolute best Beethoven symphonies of all time, ranked by music lovers and the Ranker community. This list features all nine of Ludvig van Beethoven's symphonies, and includes the approximate date each was written, and videos of performances for each piece. Beethoven is regarded as one of the best classical composers of all time and is known for his great symphonies. But which are the absolute best Beethoven symphonies of all time?

Each of Beethoven's symphonies rank among the best symphonies of all time, and for good reason. Though he went deaf in the 1800s, Beethoven's works stand out in the history of classical music.

This list ranks Beethoven's nine symphonies, to determine which is truly the best. Vote up the Beethoven symphony you think is the greatest below, and read through some of Beethoven's best quotes as well.
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Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 1805

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24 8
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Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 1824

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Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 1804–1808

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19 6
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Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 between 1811 and 1812

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15 3
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Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 December 1808

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Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93 1812

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12 5
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Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60 March 1807

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Symphony No. 2 in D major (Op. 36) between 1801 and 1802

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8 4
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Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 1801