Beethoven


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Bee·tho·ven

 (bā′tō′vən), Ludwig van 1770-1827.
German composer whose music formed a transition from classical to romantic composition. His well-known works, many of which were composed after he became partially and then totally deaf, include symphonies, concertos, sonatas, string quartets, Masses, and one opera.

Beethoven

(ˈbeɪtˌhəʊvən)
n
(Biography) 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

Bee•tho•ven

(ˈbeɪ toʊ vən)

n.
Ludwig van, 1770–1827, German composer.
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Noun1.Beethoven - German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music)Beethoven - German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music); continued to compose after he lost his hearing (1770-1827)
2.Beethoven - the music of BeethovenBeethoven - the music of Beethoven; "he enjoyed Beethoven most of all"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
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Munt, and tap surreptitiously when the tunes come--of course, not so as to disturb the others--; or like Helen, who can see heroes and shipwrecks in the music's flood; or like Margaret, who can only see the music; or like Tibby, who is profoundly versed in counterpoint, and holds the full score open on his knee; or like their cousin, Fraulein Mosebach, who remembers all the time that Beethoven is "echt Deutsch"; or like Fraulein Mosebach's young man, who can remember nothing but Fraulein Mosebach: in any case, the passion of your life becomes more vivid, and you are bound to admit that such a noise is cheap at two shillings.
But that some sonatas of Beethoven are written tragic no one can gainsay; yet they can triumph or despair as the player decides, and Lucy had decided that they should triumph.
A bust of Beethoven, covered with a hood of dust, scowled at her from the mantelpiece.
He was fond of talking about Shakespeare, Raphael, Beethoven, of the significance of new schools of poetry and music, all of which were classified by him with very conspicuous consistency.
Our caresses, our tender words, our still rapture under the influence of autumn sunsets, or pillared vistas, or calm majestic statues, or Beethoven symphonies all bring with them the consciousness that they are mere waves and ripples in an unfathomable ocean of love and beauty; our emotion in its keenest moment passes from expression into silence, our love at its highest flood rushes beyond its object and loses itself in the sense of divine mystery.
In the centre of the room was a Roller and Blanchet "baby grand" piano in rosewood, but holding the potentialities of an orchestra in its narrow and sonorous cavity, and groaning beneath the weight of the chefs-d'oeuvre of Beethoven, Weber, Mozart, Haydn, Gretry, and Porpora.
Returning from one of Mozart's grand operas, splendidly performed at the Royal Theatre, he looked over his own, played a few of the best parts, sat staring at the busts of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and bach, who stared benignly back again.
Inextricably mixed in dreamy confusion, her mind seemed to enter into communion, to be delightfully expanded and combined with the spirit of the whitish boards on deck, with the spirit of the sea, with the spirit of Beethoven Op.
The next day they gave another piece of Beethoven, Die Schlacht bei Vittoria.
The harsh intervals and shrill discords of barbaric music stirred him at times when Schubert's grace, and Chopin's beautiful sorrows, and the mighty harmonies of Beethoven himself, fell unheeded on his ear.
Beethoven and Brahms or Lehar and Lionel Morickton; HIGGINS.
After visiting the National Gallery, or Hertford House, or hearing Brahms or Beethoven at the Bechstein Hall, she would come back to find a new person awaiting her, in whose soul were imbedded some grains of the invaluable substance which she still called reality, and still believed that she could find.