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Beethoven, Ludwig van

Syllabification: Bee·tho·ven, Ludwig van
Pronunciation: /ˈbāˌtōvən, ˈbātˌō-
 
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Definition of Beethoven, Ludwig van in English:

( 1770–1827), German composer. Despite increasing deafness, Beethoven wrote prodigiously: nine symphonies, thirty-two piano sonatas, sixteen string quartets, the opera Fidelio (1814), and the Mass in D (the Missa Solemnis, 1823).

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