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In celebration of Father's Day, we're taking a look at famous father figures in the world of classical music. While many parents were supportive teachers, not all the great composers' fathers were all that keen on their choice of profession...
Johann was a German musician, teacher, and singer, but is best known as the father of the man who changed music forever, Ludwig van Beethoven, who was born in 1770. He was the young composer's first music teacher, but relied heavily on alcohol, and took out his violent temper on Beethoven when his playing wasn't up to scratch.
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