Only Connect - Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Joseph Joachim

How are these sitters connected?


Ludwig van Beethoven, by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after  Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, (1823) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig van Beethoven
by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
(1823)
NPG D13759

Joseph Joachim, by Sir Leslie Ward, published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Joachim
by Sir Leslie Ward
published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905
NPG 4930

The connection
Twelve-year-old Joseph Joachim attained fame and status following his 1844 London debut performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto under the baton of Felix Mendelssohn.

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NPG D5248 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Felix Mendelssohn

NPG 5735 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Jelly D'Aranyi

NPG 7447 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Joseph Joachim

NPG 6043 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Sir Michael Tippett

NPG D5451 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Nicolo Pagnini

NPG 1678 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Richard Cosway

NPG 4467 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Thomas Eliot

NPG D13753 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ludwig Van Beethoven <> Wolfgang Mozart


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