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Beethoven

[bey-toh-vuh n; German beyt-hoh-fuh n] /ˈbeɪ toʊ vən; German ˈbeɪt hoʊ fən/
noun
1.
Ludwig van
[van;; German fuh n] /væn;; German fən/ (Show IPA),
1770–1827, German composer.
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Beethovian
[bey-toh-vee-uh n] /beɪˈtoʊ vi ən/ (Show IPA),
Beethovenian
[bey-toh-vee-nee-uh n, -veen-yuh n] /ˌbeɪ toʊˈvi ni ən, -ˈvin yən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Beethoven

/ˈbeɪtˌhəʊvən/
noun
1.
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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