As close to Beethoven as it gets

As close to Beethoven as it gets

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

Ferdinand Ries and Franz Clement were the musicians closest to Beethoven. Ries, who knew Beethoven from Bonn, acted as his secretary before moving to London where he was active in the Philharmonic Society that commissioned Beethoven’s ninth symphony.  Clement, for whom Beethoven composed his violin concerto, was displaced as concertmaster for the premiere of the ninth symphony. Although neither man achieved posterity, it is interesting to see how much of Beethoven rubbed off into their works….

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And here.

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