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Only Connect - Joseph Joachim <> Ludwig Van Beethoven

How are these sitters connected?

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

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

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.

Find out more about Joachim connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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