Ferdinand Ries

Composer

1784 – 1838

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Who was Ferdinand Ries?

Ferdinand Ries was a German composer. Ries was a friend, pupil and secretary of Ludwig van Beethoven. He composed eight symphonies, a violin concerto, eight piano concertos and numerous other works in many genres, including 26 string quartets. In 1838 he published a collection of reminiscences of his teacher Beethoven, co-written with Franz Wegeler. The symphonies, some chamber works—most of them with piano— his violin concerto and his piano concertos have been recorded, demonstrating a style which is not surprisingly somewhere between those of the Classic and early Romantic eras.

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Born
Nov 28, 1784
Bonn
Also known as
  • Ries, Ferdinand
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  • Germany
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Died
Jan 13, 1838
Frankfurt (Oder)

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on July 23, 2013

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