Definition of Beethoven, Ludwig van in English:

Beethoven, Ludwig van

proper noun

  • (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).

Pronunciation

Beethoven, Ludwig van

/ˈbāˌtōvən/