Only Connect - Joseph Joachim <> Ludwig Van Beethoven
How are these sitters connected?
by Sir Leslie Ward
published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1905
Ludwig van Beethoven
by Lazarus Gottlieb Sichling, after Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller
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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