German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven died on this day in 1827 – aged 56.
He is remembered as one of the most famous and influential composers of all time his works include 9 symphonies, 7 concerti, an opera, 2 masses, 16 string quartets, 5 quintets, 7 piano trios, 5 string trios and 32 piano sonatas.
Beethoven’s major contributions to the violin repertoire include his violin concerto in D major Op. 61, 10 sonatas, a triple concerto and 2 romances.
DAVID OISTRAKH | BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO | KIRILL KONDRASHIN & MOSCOW PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA