In art, a dedication is the creation or attribution of a work of art as a tribute to or in honor of a person, place, or thing. The dedicatee may be the commissioner , conductor, first performer or musical ensemble, gold boss. The work may be memorial .
In music, examples include many of Beethoven ‘s works, such as Piano Sonata Op. 109 , dedicated to his friend Antonie Brentano ‘ s daughter Maximilian.  
In literature, examples include Vladimir Nabokov’s dedication of works to his wife Vera .
- Concert program
- Jump up^ Anderson, Keith (2007). Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol. 2 – Piano Trios Our. 1, 2, 9 (CD). Naxos Records . 8.572343.
- Jump up^ Cooper, Barry (2000). Beethoven . United States: Oxford University Press. p. 225. ISBN 0191592706 .