(Catalogues of Beethoven compositions)
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The traditional 19th-
All of Beethoven's compositions up to and including Opus 135 were published in Beethoven's lifetime; later numbers were published posthumously, and are generally denoted by "Op. posth."
Stravinsky and the skepticism
Igor Stravinsky, a great admirer of Beethoven especially for his quartets, admits in his autobiography that ,at first, he had an antipathy towards Beethoven. This happened because of an oppressive, compulsive reverence, with which Beethoven was handled by his later critics, historians and audience. Furthermore, the myth that surrounded Beethoven's personality and his personal "tragedy" had a great influence to people for nearly over a century. This also caused Stravinsky's aversion.
Beethoven's deification alienated Stravinsky from him for many years until his own matured age.
Stravinsky's attitude reflects the attitude of many others towards Beethoven. After the first world war, the skepticism regarding Beethoven lessened but only to become strong again whenever a new artistic movement appeared to the forefront and claimed "space" for itself in musical things.
For example, John Cage, an avant-
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