Friday, November 14, 2008

Famous Fathers

Its one of those strange quirks of history. Today is the birthday of Leopold Mozart (1719) and also of Johann van Beethoven (1740). Both were rather marginal as composers though Leopold did write a textbook on violin teaching that remained in use for some time. Their sons, Wolfgang and Ludwig, managed to do pretty well for themselves though from what I've been told.


Ferry Tales said...

Yeah I think of that bey-tow-vin guy.
How neat that both of their fathers were born on the same day!