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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), German composer and pianist.

Etymologies

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Beethoven +‎ -ian

Examples

  • He's almost like this kind of Beethovenian figure in jazz, which is incredible.

    Ran Blake: A Blur Of Film Noir, Improvisation

  • "Beethovenian" cadences emerging in between earthy folksong and propulsive rhythms.

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  • For the near future, expect this space to be largely occupied by Beethovenian trivia. posted by Matthew @ 12: 40 PM

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • These include "ready for romance" (code word for nineteenth-century repertoire), "only a slow dance" (the slow movement, outside the context of the full sonata), and the notion of an expressive historical musical continuum delivered at the end of the Beethovenian refrain music ( "this night can last forever").

    They built you a temple, and locked you away

  • It says something that the Calder Quartet, in its recital at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on Saturday, was able to conjure the lush world of Ravel's String Quartet in the lyrical first movement, and found a Beethovenian strain of stark yet approachable melancholy in the final movement.

    'How Sweet the Sound' gospel competition; Calder Quartet; Left Bank Quartet

  • If only that paint had been lead-based, I might have been inspired to Beethovenian flights of fancy.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Rationalist-secularist hero immediately followed by my Beethovenian hero.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Zukunftsmusik, he says: “In his Great Mass Beethoven has employed the choir and orchestra almost exactly as in the symphony;” and elsewhere he cites it as being a “strictly symphonic work of the truest Beethovenian spirit.”

    Beethoven A Character Study

  • As to the coyer subtleties of the score, their discovery provides fresh interest for repeated hearings, giving The Ring a Beethovenian inexhaustibility and toughness of wear.

    The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary on the Ring

  • In the course of the argument so far, two species of Allegro have been mentioned; an emotional and sentimental character has been assigned to the latter, the true Beethovenian Allegro, whereas the older

    On Conducting (Üeber Das Dirigiren) : a Treatise on Style in the Execution of Classical Music,

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