Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer.

Biography Edit

The Sixth Doctor was present at the birth of Beethoven and gave his mother enough money to raise the child that her husband did not want. (PROSE: Gone Too Soon)

The Tenth Doctor claimed to have learned how to play the organ (or possibly keyboard instruments in general) from Beethoven, suggesting the two had met. (TV: The Lazarus Experiment) After the Doctor and Beethoven were abducted by Momus for a dinner party, the Doctor told Beethoven that he loved his Fifth. (PROSE: The Lonely Computer)

In an incident at the Royal Albert Hall, the Tenth Doctor claimed to have once asked Beethoven if he could "rattle off a tune," to which Beethoven reportedly replied, "Pardon?" (TV: Music of the Spheres)

Parallel universe Edit

In a parallel universe, the Doctor made a hearing aid for Beethoven. (AUDIO: A Storm of Angels)

Other references Edit

On Nocturne in the 28th century, Korbin Thessinger played Beethoven to lure a noise creature into a trap. (AUDIO: Nocturne)

Twelve and Beethoven

The Twelfth Doctor holding a bust of Beethoven on the TARDIS. (TV: Before the Flood)

When the TARDIS landed in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the First Doctor said that the music they were hearing was not Beethoven. (AUDIO: Farewell, Great Macedon)

Beethoven wrote "Ode to Joy", which was part of his Ninth Symphony. (PROSE: Ode to Joy)

The Twelfth Doctor used the hypothetical non-existence of Beethoven in a story (which didn't happen) as an example of a bootstrap paradox, where a time traveller travelled back to 18th century Germany and copied out the concertos and symphonies he had brought with him and got them published after finding out no-one knew who Beethoven was, the time traveller essentially becoming Beethoven. He described Beethoven as a "nice chap, very intense," and that he "loved an arm wrestle." (TV: Before the Flood)

The Twelfth Doctor had his Beethoven bust on display in his office in St Luke's University. (TV: The Pilot)

Behind the scenes Edit

Beethoven was played by Paul Rhys in the BBC miniseries Beethoven.

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