Ferdinand Ries

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Birthday
28, 1784
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 13, 1838 (53)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
28, 1784
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jan 13, 1838 (53)

About

Famed musician whose "romantic wildness" gained him much notoriety. He wrote two oratorios for the city of Aachen where he led the city orchestra: "Der Sieg des Glaubens" from 1829 and "Die Könige in Israel" from 1837.

Before Fame

His public debut in July 1804 was met with great acclaim.

Trivia

He composed eight symphonies, eight piano concertos, 26 string quartets, and a multitude of other pieces.

Family Life

His family lived in Bonn and was musical. He married Harriet Mangeon, an English lady.

Associated With

He was one of Ludwig van Beethoven's students and co-wrote a memoir about the influential composer.