Search by Opus Number

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Search by Opus Number

Opus Number: These are typically the works which Beethoven considered to be the most significant. In some cases, he assigned these opus numbers himself; in many others, the publishers (legitimate and otherwise) assigned these numbers, and not always consistent with the wishes of the composer. In a few cases, these opus numbers were assigned posthumously. Nearly all of the pieces with opus numbers have been recorded, with the notable exception of the questionable opus 63, which is included here. We also provide some interesting variants on familiar compositions. The opus numbering is vaguely chronological, but there are many exceptions, especially when the numbers were assigned by publishers rather than Beethoven himself.