Beethoven, German composer and Asteroid (1815) Beethoven, Bonn, NRW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69
N 50° 44.060 E 007° 05.948
32U E 365861 N 5622005
Quick Description: The Beethoven monument is located on Münsterplatz in Bonn.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 1/15/2018 7:25:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMXHJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
"Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio.
Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost completely deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life."

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"1815 Beethoven, provisional designation 1932 CE1, is a rare-type carbonaceous asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 30 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 27 January 1932, by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory in southwest Germany.
In the Tholen classification, Beethoven belongs to the relatively rare group of dark F-type asteroid. A rotational lightcurve, obtained by American astronomer Robert Stephens in 2005, gave a rotation period of 54 ± 1 hours, which is a relatively slow spin rate compared to most other asteroids.
This minor planet is named after German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)."

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