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Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770)

Edited by Joyce Bourne

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

Sixth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199578108
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191744518
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770)

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German composer and pianist. He radically transformed every musical form in which he worked. His paternal family were of Flemish stock, his grandfather having emigrated to Bonn, where he became Court Singer to the Elector. Beethoven's father also became Court Singer, but was a coarse, drunken man, hopeful of exploiting his 2nd child ...

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Subjects: Music

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