Asked in Composers, Ludwig van Beethoven
Did Beethoven have any patrons?
As a composer, Beethoven relied on patrons as his source of income through the performance of the piece and it's composition. Beethoven had many patrons, so I'll focus on the more important ones. Possibly the most important of all of Beethoven's patrons was Archduke Rudolph, the youngest of Emperor Leopold II's sons. They studied music composition together and Beethoven dedicated many of his works to the Archduke, including his famous Missa Solemnis. At one point, Beethoven was offered the job of kapellmeister at the...