Ludwig van Beethoven - Civic Gardens, London, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Keldar5
N 42° 57.791 W 081° 17.714
17T E 475921 N 4756768
A bust of Beethoven.
Waymark Code: WMTEWY
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11/13/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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My belief is this was place here as a memorial for a person who was a musician. There is a sign on a wall next to the bust. The plaque near the bust reads:

This rose garden given to the corporation of the city of London Ontario by Mrs. Anniss Louise Rayner in memory of her son Melvin Vernon Rayner, Musician, who died at London, Ontario Novemeber 27, 1963.

History of Beethoven (taken from Wikipedia page):
Ludwig van Beethoven (i/'l?dv?g væn 'be??to?v?n/, /'be?t?ho?v?n/; German: ['lu?tv?ç fan 'be?t?ho?fn?] ( listen); baptised 17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) 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 totally 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.
Name of Musician: Ludwig van Beethoven

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