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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.
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(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
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Bee•tho•ven(ˈbeɪ toʊ vən)
Ludwig van, 1770–1827, German composer.
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|Noun||1.||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 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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