Friedrich Kuhlau

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Birthday
11, 1786
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 12, 1832 (45)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1786
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Mar 12, 1832 (45)

About

Influential figure from the Danish Golden Age whose music for Elves' Hill ensured that he would be remembered for generations to come. He introduced Beethoven to the Copenhagen public.

Before Fame

He was left without a right eye after a horrific fall on ice when he was seven. He debuted as a pianist in Hamburg in 1804.

Trivia

He lost many manuscripts when his house was consumed by fire. He still left behind over 200 compositions.

Family Life

His family was impoverished, yet they scrounged up money for piano lessons once they recognized his musical talent. His father, grandfather, and uncle all had served as military oboists.

Associated With

He composed original music for performances of William Shakespeare's plays.