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ˈbeɪ toʊ vənbeethoven

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Beethoven, van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethovennoun

    German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)

  2. Beethovennoun

    the music of Beethoven

    "he enjoyed Beethoven most of all"

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  1. Beethovennoun

    A surname, usually applying to Ludwig van Beethoven

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  1. Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven remains one of the most admired composers in the history of Western music; his works rank amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire and span the transition from the Classical period to the Romantic era in classical music. His career has conventionally been divided into early, middle, and late periods. His early period, during which he forged his craft, is typically considered to have lasted until 1802. From 1802 to around 1812, his middle period showed an individual development from the styles of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and is sometimes characterized as heroic. During this time, he began to grow increasingly deaf. In his late period, from 1812 to 1827, he extended his innovations in musical form and expression. Beethoven was born in Bonn. His musical talent was obvious at an early age. He was initially harshly and intensively taught by his father Johann van Beethoven. Beethoven was later taught by the composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe, under whose tutelage he published his first work, a set of keyboard variations, in 1783. He found relief from a dysfunctional home life with the family of Helene von Breuning, whose children he loved, befriended, and taught piano. At age 21, he moved to Vienna, which subsequently became his base, and studied composition with Haydn. Beethoven then gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist, and he was soon patronized by Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky for compositions, which resulted in his three Opus 1 piano trios (the earliest works to which he accorded an opus number) in 1795. His first major orchestral work, the First Symphony, premiered in 1800, and his first set of string quartets was published in 1801. Despite his hearing deteriorating during this period, he continued to conduct, premiering his Third and Fifth Symphonies in 1804 and 1808, respectively. His Violin Concerto appeared in 1806. His last piano concerto (No. 5, Op. 73, known as the Emperor), dedicated to his frequent patron Archduke Rudolf of Austria, was premiered in 1811, without Beethoven as soloist. He was almost completely deaf by 1814, and he then gave up performing and appearing in public. He described his problems with health and his unfulfilled personal life in two letters, his Heiligenstadt Testament (1802) to his brothers and his unsent love letter to an unknown "Immortal Beloved" (1812). After 1810, increasingly less socially involved, Beethoven composed many of his most admired works, including later symphonies, mature chamber music and the late piano sonatas. His only opera, Fidelio, first performed in 1805, was revised to its final version in 1814. He composed Missa solemnis between 1819 and 1823 and his final Symphony, No. 9, one of the first examples of a choral symphony, between 1822 and 1824. Written in his last years, his late string quartets, including the Grosse Fuge, of 1825–1826 are among his final achievements. After some months of bedridden illness, he died in 1827. Beethoven's works remain mainstays of the classical music repertoire.

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    Beethoven refers to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), a renowned German composer and pianist, often considered one of the most influential figures in western music history. Known for his passionate and complex compositions, he composed many famous works including nine symphonies, a number of concertos for piano, string quartets, and piano sonatas. Despite becoming almost completely deaf in his late twenties, Beethoven continued to compose music, and much of his most admired work was created during this period of his life.

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  1. Beethoven

    Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin and Bonnie Hunt. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. It was written by John Hughes and Amy Holden Jones. The story centers on a St. Bernard dog named after the composer Ludwig van Beethoven owned by the Newton family and co-stars Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile, Sarah Rose Karr, Stanley Tucci, Oliver Platt and Dean Jones.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beethoven in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beethoven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Beethoven in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Kovacevich:

    I thought, that's it for me, I'm going to be like this for the rest of my life, but I could play, not fantastically. And two weeks later I played (Beethoven's) Emperor Concerto, not fantastically, but it was good.

  2. Tom Stoppard:

    If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.

  4. H.L. Mencken:

    It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.

  5. Richard Wagner:

    I believe in God, Mozart, and Beethoven.

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