What is Beethoven?

  • (noun): The music of Beethoven.
    Example: "He enjoyed Beethoven most of all"
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Ludwig van Beethoven (i/ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪ.toʊvən/; ; baptized 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa Solemnis), and songs.

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Cello Sonatas Nos. 4 And 5 (Beethoven) - History
... were composed between the end of 1812 and 1817, during which time Beethoven, ailing and overcome by all sorts of difficulties, experienced a period of literal and figurative silence as his deafness became ... (with the immediately preceding piano sonata Op 101) the start of Beethoven’s `third period’ ... The critics of the time, often perplexed by Beethoven’s last compositions, described the sonatas in terms such as the following from the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung They elicit the most ...
List Of New York City Ballet Repertory - B
3 Bayou A Beethoven pas de deux Beethoven Romance Beethoven Seventh Behind the China Dogs Bet Ann's Dance Les Biches Black and White The Bounding Line Le ...
Beethoven - Memorials
... The Beethoven Monument, Bonn, was unveiled in August 1845, in honour of his 75th anniversary ... Vienna did not honour Beethoven with a statue until 1880 ... There is a museum, the 'Beethoven Haus', the place of his birth, in central Bonn ...
Sonatina In G Major (Beethoven)
... in G major (Anh.5, no.2) is a piece of music attributed to Ludwig van Beethoven ... Since the work was published in Hamburg, Germany after Beethoven's death, its authenticity is doubted, as it uses styles never seen by Beethoven before ...
Life Of Franz Liszt - Early Life
... Nikolaus II Esterházy and knew Joseph Haydn, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Ludwig van Beethoven personally ... had worked through the complete works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, Hummel, Cramer, and further composers besides ... Liszt received piano lessons from Carl Czerny, who in his own youth had been Beethoven's student ...

More definitions of "Beethoven":

  • (noun): German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827).
    Synonyms: van Beethoven, Ludwig van Beethoven

Famous quotes containing the word beethoven:

    People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven quartet.
    Witold Lutoslawski (b. 1913)

    Must it be? It must be.
    [Muss es sein? Es muss sein.]
    —Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770–1827)

    Jos: How was the concert, my dear?
    Meredith: Beethoven nights they’re like animals.
    Margaret Forster, British screenwriter, Peter Nichols, and Silvio Narizzano. Jos (Alan Bates)