BEETHOVEN & HARMONY

WHERE IS IT: The warehouse address is 520 Sauchiehall Street, but the Beethoven bust is viewed from the rear on Renfrew Street

Sadly, it appears as though the bust of the well-known German composer has been removed. We have kept the page so you can enjoy our pictures of it and learn about the history of the statue.



The bust of German composer Ludvig van Beethoven was well hidden. It sat inconspicuously on the rear of Thomas Alfred Ewing’s old piano warehouse facing onto Renfrew Street.


The bust was created by Thomas’ older brother, the renowned sculptor James Alexander Ewing, who often worked in collaboration with their third sibling, George Edwing Ewing.


While the Beethoven piece is hidden, the figurine that crowns the front of the building on Sauchiehall Street is easily spotted. Known as Harmony, the angel is seen to be playing two long flutes, while two torch-bearing maidens salute halfway up each side of the building.



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