Carl Friedrich Abel (December 22, 1723 - June 20, 1787) German composer.
† Carl Friedrich Abel (with his viola da gamba, +/- 1765) (December 22, 1723 - June 20, 1787) German composer.
Hector Berlioz, french composer
Princess Elizabeth, Thomas Gainsborough, 1782
Johann Christoph Bach
† Elizabeth Augustin (June 13, 1903 - December 14, 2001) German/ Dutch writer and translator.
† Ernst van Altena (December 11, 1933 - June 16, 1999) Dutch composer, known from o.a. Liesbeth List.
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) occupies an iconic and pivotal position in music, early works firmly in the Classical style but launching into the Romantic Era. His 9 symphonies are all very different in style, and have had a strong influence on later composers, as has his piano sonatas and string quartets. He was one of the first independent composers, though he started to go deaf in his 20s.