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  1. Johann van Beethoven (c. 1739 or 1740 – 18 December 1792) was a German musician, teacher, and singer who sang in the chapel of the Archbishop of Cologne, whose court was at Bonn. He is best known as the father of the celebrated composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).

  2. Ludwig van Beethoven’s father, Johann, was a German singer, musician and music teacher. He played keyboard, violin and zither. Johann married Maria Magdalena Keverich in 1767, who had become widowed at a young age. Johann was Ludwig’s first music and keyboard teacher, and his manager and promoter

  3. Johann van Beethoven (1739 or 1740-92) Beethoven's father. At the age of 22, Johann van Beethoven secured an appointment as court musician, due to his fine tenor voice. To supplement his small income, he gave singing and piano lessons. In 1767 he married Maria Magdalena Keverich of Ehrenbreitstein, a town a short distance up the Rhine from Bonn.

  4. Jun 22, 2021 · Ludwig van Beethoven's father, Johann van Beethoven, was a family man who loved teaching music, but perhaps his most powerful love was for alcohol.

  5. Jun 9, 2024 · Ludwig van Beethoven (baptized December 17, 1770, Bonn, archbishopric of Cologne [Germany]—died March 26, 1827, Vienna, Austria) was a German composer, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras.

  6. Jul 5, 2023 · His grandfather was the director of music (Kapellmeister) to the Archbishop-Elector of Cologne at Bonn and his father, Johann van Beethoven (c. 1740-1792), worked at the same court as both an instrumentalist and tenor singer.

  7. His parents, Johann van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich had married on 12th December 1767 in the church of Saint Remigio. Johann was 27 and Maria 21 at the time. The Beethoven family, partly Flemish by ancestry, a mixture of middle class and Rhineland peasantry, had two generations of musicians preceding the birth of the genius who would ...

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