Talk:Ludwig van Beethoven

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Semi-protected edit request on 10 March 2016[edit]

PTessin (talk) 19:24, 10 March 2016 (UTC) Please correct Beethoven's name. The correct spelling is von Beethoven, NOT van Beethoven.

X mark.svg 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)

Beethoven slight change[edit]

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 (talkcontribs) 13:48, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Peanuts + Ludwig van Beethoven = Schroeder?[edit]

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)
Nikkimaria, thank you for answering~ --RainPearl (talk) 05:46, 25 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)

POV or censorship?[edit]

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)