1770 – Ludwig was born on the 17th of December in Bonngasse 515 (today Bonngasse 20). 1801 – Beethoven began to slowly lose his hearing. He suffered a severe form of tinnitus. 1802 – Wrote the "Heiligenstadt Testament" a suicide letter that was supposed to be for his brother but was never given and later ..
1866 – Romain Rolland, born on the 29th of January in Clamecy, Nièvre to a family of notaries; he had both peasants and wealthy townspeople in his lineage. He was a French writer. 1886 – Accepted to the École normale supérieure, he first studied philosophy, but his independence of spirit led him to abandon that ..
French composer as friend of Ludwig van Beethoven, eponym of Beethoven's "Kreutzer So..
1824 – He was born on the 4th of September in Ansfelden, Austria. 1855 – He became organist at Linz Cathedral, throughout his composing career, his orchestrations would be compared to organ sonorities. 1865 – He heard Tristan und Isolde in Munich and thereafter idolized Richard Wagner, though his own works remained indebted to Ludwig ..