[bey-toh-vuh n; German beyt-hoh-fuh n]
- Ludwig van [van; German fuh n] /væn; German fən/, 1770–1827, German composer.
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The comparison is not grotesque, since Samuragochi is, like Beethoven, deaf.
It was Beethoven who once fired his housekeeper for telling a lie.
But for all his self-absorption, the Japanese Beethoven ought to have learned from his German counterpart in another manner.
Beethoven, of course, was no stranger to megalomania, and he even loved to brag to his friends about his vanity.
Finally Beethoven lost patience and ‘put an end to her importunities with a smart box on the ear’.Beethoven in Love: The Woman Who Captivated the Young Composer
January 26, 2014
And other music also which she many a time read; as Beethoven's Great Nine.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
No musical career for me, down came Beethoven from my wall, for I was now a writer.The Harbor
And yet Shelley meant something as certainly as Beethoven did.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle
H. N. Brailsford
"The Beethoven's fine," said Margaret, who was not a female of the encouraging type.
He had said so bravely, and that is why one can trust Beethoven when he says other things.
- Ludwig van (ˈluːtvɪç fan). 1770–1827, German composer, who greatly extended the form and scope of symphonic and chamber music, bridging the classical and romantic traditions. His works include nine symphonies, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, five piano concertos, a violin concerto, two masses, the opera Fidelio (1805), and choral music
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