Catalog No. 1207
Pottery, relief, 0.5L, figural lid (Wagner).
“Musik v. Mozart u. Beethoven
hat nie ein Herz betrogen.”
(Music from Mozart and Beethoven
has never betrayed a heart.)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was born in Bonn, Germany, but spent most of his life in Vienna, Austria. Although troubled by loss of hearing at an early age, his dynamic and individualistic style produced some of the most powerful compositions of the Classical period and firmly established Beethoven as the greatest composer of his time.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) is universally recognized as one of the great composers of the Classical period, and easily the most prolific. During his short lifetime he produced over 600 works, including more than 50 symphonies, as well as a wide variety of other compositions ranging from string quartets to lavish operas.
Richard Wagner (1813-1883) is the acknowledged master of German opera, and one of the most progressive composers in history. His monumental cycle of four musical dramas, collectively entitled “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (The Ring of the Nibelungs), took 22 years to complete, and stands as one of the most remarkable and influential achievements in Western music.