1770, Dec1778-18261827, Mar 26
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.
 Timeline (16)
12/16/1770-Ludwig van Beethoven is born in Bonn, Germany
12/12/1792-In Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven (22) receives first lesson in music composition from Joseph Haydn 
03/29/1795-Ludwig van Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
04/02/1800-First performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's first Symphony in C
04/05/1803-First performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Second Symphony in D
04/07/1805-Premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (aka Eroica), conducted by himself
11/20/1805-Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio premieres in Vienna
03/05/1807-First performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B at a private concert in the home of Prince Franz Joseph von Lobkowitz
12/22/1808-Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony given world premiere in Vienna
12/08/1813-Ludwig van Beethoven's 7th Symphony in A premieres
02/27/1814-Ludwig van Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F, premieres in Vienna
10/05/1823-Carl Maria von Weber visits Ludwig van Beethoven 
04/07/1824-First performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in St. Petersburg
05/07/1824-Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th (Chorale) Symphony, premieres in Vienna
03/21/1826-Ludwig van Beethoven's Quartet #13 in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna 
03/29/1827-Approximately 20,000 people attend Ludwig van Beethoven's burial in Vienna
 Mentions (22)
Selmar Bagge, songs and piano pieces in the tradition of Ludwig van Beethoven and Robert Schumann. His textbook of music became...
Carl Michael Bellman this day. He has been compared to Shakespeare, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart, and Hogarth, but his gift, using elegantly...
Marie Bigot
...librarian of Count Razumovsky, she became friendly with Ludwig van Beethoven, who admired her playing.
Giuseppe Cervellini
...the Viennese classicism of Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven. He was the organist at the Cathedral of Cividale...
Luigi Cherubini
...significant compositions are operas and sacred music. Ludwig van Beethoven regarded Cherubini as the greatest of his contemporaries....
Anton Diabelli
...familiar today as the composer of the waltz on which Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his set of thirty-three Diabelli Variations....
Franz Grillparzer
...known for his dramas. He also wrote the oration for Ludwig van Beethoven's funeral. In 1807–1809, Grillparzer wrote a long...
Richard Hol
...Utrecht. His conservative music showed the influence of Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann and...
Antonin Kraft
...He was a close friend of Joseph Haydn, Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven. As a composer, he wrote cello sonatas (six for cello...
George Alexander Macfarren
...1856. His theoretical works include an analysis of Ludwig van Beethoven's Missa Solemnis (described as Beethoven's "Grand...
Joseph Willibrord Mahler
...Viennese composers, among them, several versions of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Simon Mayr
...musical life, organizing concerts and introducing Ludwig van Beethoven's music there.
Christian Gottlob Neefe
...guidance he wrote his first comic operas. He helped Ludwig van Beethoven produce some of his first works.
Johann Peter Pixis
...on a waltz by Anton Diabelli, which also included Ludwig van Beethoven's Diabelli Variations.
Cipriani Potter
...periodicals about music, one of them about his visit to Ludwig van Beethoven.
Jean-Henri Ravina
...variations and fantasies. He also made a transcription of Ludwig van Beethoven's symphonies for piano four-hands.
Anton Reicha
...German style. A contemporary and lifelong friend of Ludwig van Beethoven, he is now best remembered for his substantial early...
Ferdinand Ries
...composer. Ries was a friend, pupil and secretary of Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed eight symphonies, a violin concerto,...
Philipp Jakob Riotte
...Vaterländischer Künstlerverein, an anthology that also included Ludwig van Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. His compositions...
Charles Eugene Sauzay
...of the string quartets of Joseph Haydn, Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, which was published in 1861
Giovanni Battista Viotti
...twenty-nine violin concertos, which were an influence on Ludwig van Beethoven.
Friedrich Witt
...major known as the Jena Symphony, once attributed to Ludwig van Beethoven.
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