Consecration of the House Overture, op. 124, was the first creation of Ludwig van Beethoven after studying the works of JS Bach and Handel. Ludwig van Beethoven ( English ˈlʊdvɪg væn ˈbeɪtoʊvən, 16 December 1770 &ndash 26 March 1827 was a German Composer and Pianist. WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section.2 This article is written in British English including maximised use of "-ise" It was first performed in 1822 for the reopening of Vienna’s Josefstadter Theatre. Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. In actuality, the Consecration of the House Overture is only the second overture written for "The Ruins of Athens". The Ruins of Athens ( Die Ruinen von Athen) Opus 113 is a set of incidental music written in 1811 by Ludwig van Beethoven. As he was displeased with the original overture, he wrote a new overture for the occasion of the Josefstadter Theatre's reopening, where they would be performing the play.