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Sir GEORG SOLTI & LSO BEETHOVEN Symphony Nº9 "CHORAL" II LIVE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL ´1986
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Beethoven was the grandson of a musician of Flemish origin named Lodewijk van Beethoven (1712--73) (Ludwig is the German cognate of Dutch Lodewijk) who was employed as a bass singer at the court of the Elector of Cologne, rising to become Kapellmeister (music director). Lodewijk had one son, Johann van Beethoven (1740--1792), who worked as a tenor in the same musical establishment, also giving lessons on piano and violin to supplement his income. Johann married Maria Magdalena Keverich in 1767; she was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Keverich, who had been the head chef at the court of the Archbishopric of Trier.Prince-Elector's Palace (Kurfürstliches Schloss) in Bonn, where the Beethoven family had been active since the 1730s Beethoven was born of this marriage in Bonn. There is no authentic record of the date of his birth; however, the registry of his baptism, in a Roman Catholic service at the Parish of St. Regius on 17 December 1770, survives. As children of that era were traditio
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Presenter: Jorge Liebermann