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Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770 - 1827, , Germany

was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos for piano, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He also composed other chamber music, choral works (including the celebrated Missa solemnis), and songs. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by Christian Gottlob Neefe. During his first 22 years in Bonn, Beethoven intended to study with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and befriended Joseph Haydn.
Ludwig, , Beethoven
People type: art
Achievement: Important composer and pianist.
Transition figure between classic and romantism.
Holy Roman Empire| | | Johann van Beethoven,
Bonn, Germany| 1770
Bonn, Germany
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Related to person: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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