Who established the basic organization of the string quartet and was Beethoven’s music teacher?
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He is regarded as one of the most significant composers in the world, and many of his works are still performed today.
Beethoven was born in Bonn on December 16, 1770. His father was an alcoholic and abusive, which led to the family’s move to Vienna in 1792 when Ludwig was 22 years old.
Ludwig moved to Vienna, which subsequently became his base, and studied composition with Joseph Haydn.
The string quartet was developed into its present form by the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, whose works in the 1750s established the ensemble as a group of four more-or-less equal partners.