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Title... Bonn: the statue of Ludwig van Beethoven
Bonn - Münsterplatz

Franz Liszt is responsible for this statue of Beethoven at Bonn. He contributed not only financially and personally but also organised concerts from which the funds were put towards the statue.

The statue was cast by the Nuremberg founder Jakob Daniel Burgschmiet.

For the unveiling, Franz Liszt composed and conducted his "Cantata for the inauguration of the Beethoven Monument".

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The Cantata composed by Liszt for this occasion.

Bonn - Münsterplatz
Bonn - Münsterplatz

The statue was installed on the Münsterplatz,on August 12th 1845.

This statue in bronze is the work of Ernst Julius Hähnel.

Extremely expressive, the statue represents the composer inspired and ready to write down the fruits of his inspiration.

Bonn - Münsterplatz

The statue base carries the symbols of the four types of music:
instrumental music, symphonic music, sprititual music and opera.
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East side (front):
Instrumental music
South side (left):
Spiritual music
West side (behind):
Symphonic music
North side (right):

Bonn - Münsterplatz

Bonn - Marktplatz - The inauguration of the statue August 12th 1845
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