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Other : read Thayer's Life of Beethoven and incorporate its contents into this and other Beethoven articles. Opus33 22:47, 24 September 2006 (UTC)
I believe this article should describe, in greater detail, the revolutionary nature of Beethoven's body of music. When one considers his greatness vis a vis other masters like Mozart and J.S. Bach, one of the greatest arguments posited by Beethoven researchers is how he fundamentally altered the very nature of music in his era (not to mention how he influenced generations of composers thereafter). Does anyone agree that this warrants more detailed discussion in the article? Best wishes!
quick nitpick, baptized is spelled wrong. No it int. It is spelt correctly.
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PTessin (talk) 19:24, 10 March 2016 (UTC) Please correct Beethoven's name. The correct spelling is von Beethoven, NOT van Beethoven.
Not done. You need to provide a WP:RS for your claim. You might want to note that he's also Ludwig van Beethoven over at de:wiki and, as far as I know, at the wiki article for every other language that uses a Latin alphabet, and in all other available reliable sources. Martinevans123 (talk) 19:31, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
Sec. 1.10 Illness and Death: requiem mass needs to be capitalized, Requiem Mass. It is a rite of the Catholic church, not a large group. Thanks, so much, Barbara Butler, 4/19/2016 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peruna74 (talk • contribs) 13:48, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
Okay, let me get this straight. In popular culture, on Schroeder's page, it says that Schroeder himself likes Beethoven and claims him as his hero. Hero, I say. But why it doesn't list it on this article? --MochaCheeseCake (talk) 09:37, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
A lot of people have been inspired or influenced by Beethoven; listing all of them here would be undue. Knowing that a fictional character likes Beethoven may give us more information on that character, but it has no significant impact on our understanding of Beethoven himself. Nikkimaria (talk) 12:19, 24 April 2016 (UTC)
Thayer claims that because of multiple and conflicting certificates (or something?) Beethoven and his contemporaries- and people well into the late 19th century- believed him to have been born in 1772; since the composer believed this, many of the ages on his early compositions (agé 11 ans) reflect this and are off by 2 years, etc. This is not of earthshaking importance assuming even that Thayer got it right (did he?) but seems worth mentioning if true.... Schissel | Sound the Note! 22:37, 28 May 2016 (UTC) Schissel | Sound the Note! 22:37, 28 May 2016 (UTC)
On 9 June 2016, User:Softlavender removed "some other recent ill-conceived or unexplained changes", most notably a reference
Klapproth, John E (2016): The Immortal Beloved Compendium. Everything About the Only Woman Beethoven Ever Loved – And Many He Didn't. CreateSpace: North Charleston.
This up-to-date book is without doubt the most comprehensive work about one of the most burning questions of Beethoven biography - as one reputed Bethoven scholar put it: "a book sorely needed".John E Klapproth (talk) 00:04, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
It's also a self-published source; do you have any evidence it meets WP:SPS? You might also want to have a read through WP:COI. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:54, 21 July 2016 (UTC)