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Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau (September 11, 1786 – March 12, 1832) was a German-Danish composer during the Classical and Romantic periods.

Born in Germany, after losing his right eye in a street accident at the age of seven, he studied piano in Hamburg. His father, grandfather, and uncle were military oboists. Even though Kuhlau was born to a poor family, his parents managed to pay for pianoforte lessons. In 1810, he fled to Copenhagen to avoid conscription in the Napoleonic Army… read more

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  • Enjoying the music. Never seen a painting of him before. He looks a bit like Paul McGann, the actor.
  • Awesome composer in veins of Beethoven; indeed, are great masterpieces (compositions) that I've listened on his Overtures.
  • Интересно.

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