Asked in ComposersLudwig van Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven
Where is Beethoven buried?
January 31, 2011 7:53AM
Beethoven was buried in the Währing Cemetery in the west of Vienna, but his remains were exhumed for study and moved to Vienna's Zentralfriedhof (second largest cemetery in Europe).
What do Mozart and Beethoven have in common?
Apart from being the two greatest musicians in history, they both lived, worked, died and were buried in Vienna, although neither was born there. Mozart was the first to give Beethoven a formal lesson in musical composition, although he only gave one lesson before Beethoven had to return to Bonn. This is why Beethoven's early music reflects Mozart's style, apart from the fact that Beethoven admired Mozart.
Asked in Composers, Franz Schubert
Who influenced Franz Schubert?
Beethoven, primarily. Beethoven composed the first true song cycle, An die ferne Geliebte, and later, Schubert became the first great innovator of the form. Auf dem Strom, written for tenor, horn, and piano, picks up where Beethoven left off championing horn and piano textures. Schubert also admired Beethoven so much that he asked, on his death bed, to be buried next to him.