Ep. 47 - Behind the Portraits: Ludwig van Beethoven
Welcome, listeners, to our first episode of a new series: Behind the Portraits! In this series, we will be exploring portraits of composers - Who created them? What significance do they have? What was the composer composing around that time? - so many good questions, and so many good portraits.
This first episode presents likely one of the most famous composer portraits ever of potentially the most famous composer ever, Ludwig van Beethoven. Don't worry - you'll recognize the portrait when you see it. The painter captured several aspects of Beethoven and, in a single portrait, immortalized an image of this remarkable composer.
Joseph Karl Stieler (1781-1858): Beethoven with the Manuscript of Missa Solemnis (1820)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Missa Solemnis (1819-23)
No playlist this week, but you can listen to the entirety of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis at the link in the Music section!
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