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Beethoven

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Definition German composer of instrumental music; widely considered to be one of the masters of the classical style (1770-1827)
  • Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is arguably to classical music what the Mona Lisa is to painting.
  • Mr. Dussel makes the beds (all wrong, of course), always whistling the same Beethoven violin concerto as he goes about his work.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Beethoven = famous German composer of classical music (1770-1827)
  • She only cared for Beethoven and that whole group.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Beethoven = composer considered to be one of the masters of classical music (1770-1827)
  • And Schweitzer and Gandhi and Buddha and Beethoven and Rembrandt and St. Francis!
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • Beethoven = famous composer of classical music (1770-1827)
  • I think his shortcoming increased his appreciation; he loved it all indiscriminately—Beethoven, the latest love ditty, jazz, a hymn—it was all profoundly musical to Phineas.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Beethoven = composer considered to be one of the masters of classical music (1770-1827)
  • In his new division, whenever he was asked the famous Führer question, Rudy would smile and answer, "April 20, 1889," and then to Tommy, he'd whisper a different date, like Beethoven's birthday, or Mozart's, or Strauss's.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Beethoven = German composer of instrumental music; widely considered to be one of the masters of the classical style (1770-1827)
  • Some of the people mentioned are Schumann, Clara Wieck, Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, Beethoven, Joachim, Richard Wagner, Hans von Bulow, Anton Rubinstein, Frederic Chopin, Victor Hugo, Honore de Balzac, Hiller, Hummel, Czerny, Rossini, Cherubini, Paganini, Mendelssohn, etc., etc. Liszt appears to have been a decent man, very generous and modest, though exceptionally vain.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Beethoven = famous German composer of classical music (1770-1827)
  • "Skinny Delivery Boy, you are talking to a very old woman who doesn't think much good music has been written since Ludwig van Beethoven finished his Ninth Symphony."
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now

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