During his attendance at the Conservatoire, he received also instruction in composition from Reicha.
The Principal gave his consent, and my mother took me to Reicha's house.
In Bonn, Reicha became acquainted with Beethoven, who was then organist at court.
I took some of my exercise books under my arm, to give Cherubini some notion of what Reicha had taught me.
Reicha I only know by sight, and you can guess how curious I am to become personally acquainted with him.
Reicha afterward joined Beethoven at Vienna, remaining there until 1808, when he took up his residence in Paris.
Reicha promised my mother I should be treated as she wished; and he kept his word, as far as in him lay.
Thus Beethoven and Reicha again met and lived on equal terms.
He then was taken to Paris, where he studied under Reicha till 1825.