Beethoven did not indicate who the intended recipient is, but the most likely candidates are Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, Josephine von Brunsvik, Antonie Brentano, and Josephine’s sister, Countess Therese Brunsvik. 200 years after Beethoven wrote a passionate love letter to a woman whose name he omitted, here is the life story of Josephine Countess von Brunsvik, the only woman whom the composer ever loved: There were at least 15 more love letters to her. The Opera "Leonore" or "Leonora" (first version) was premièred in the "Imperial Theatre" in Vienna, on Wednesday, November 20, 1805, and was reintroduced "to the public in 1814", on May 23, in the premiere of its third and current version under the title "Fidelio" (although Beethoven wished to maintain its original name "Leonore"...), having obtained a great success. Beethoven was known to love many women, and as his friend F.G. Wegeler once wrote, "Beethoven was never out of love." – see you in a few days more, The words "Today I can only write a few lines..." have a similarity to the words in the Letter dated "July 6, in the morning. Countess Josephine Deym to Beethoven, You have long had my heart, dear Beethoven – if this assertion can give you joy, then receive it – From the purest heart – – Be careful that it is also entrusted to the purest heart! It hurts me – and I supposed that maybe your feelings had changed – yet I hope – that also down at E. and wherever I happened to be your image will always follow me – since it is the whole course of my life – my health is getting better every day, and therefore I hope – to be able to live soon again for my friends – do not forget – do not condemn –, for you your eternally faithful devoted, just today I am coming into town – and I could almost hand over my letter myself – if I did not doubt – that I might fail to see you for the third time, - XVII - "is it really the case – that you do not want to see me anymore..." [? - XXII - a more difficult question could not be put to me – and I prefer to leave it unanswered, 404. [("Ludwig van Beethoven", quoted in "Marion M Scott, Beethoven (1934)"]. Beethoven had a portrait of Thérèse. This letter is a touching and passionate love letter, written to someone who he loves and who clearly loves him back. ", -- Dr. Nicole Kämpken Scientific or Research Staff of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn Museum. 6. the Archduke Rudolph,Cardinal-Archbishop of Olmütz. SAMAEL AUN WEOR y por nuestro V.M. How is your health, your mood, your way of life? The letter was found amongst the composers things after his death. Beethoven became acquainted with Guicciardi through the Brunsvik family (often known in English as "Brunswick"). 5 in F major Opus 24 "Spring Sonata" by Ludwig van Beethoven, "La Eternamente Amada" ("The Eternally Beloved"). Beethoven first met Josephine and her sister Therese when the two visited Vienna with their mother in 1799. – – they are on the very bottom of me – And I do not believe to need them! - XIX - Today I can only write a few lines, 297. In the letters written by Beethoven to Josephine in 1807, he addresses her as my "Only Beloved J"[osephine]. But there is no evidence she was in either Prague or Karlsbad in 1812. Joséphine von BRUNSVICK (married DEYM), a.k.a. The language in them resembles that in the letter from the secret compartment. ", "Music, verily, is the mediator between intellectual and sensuous life. A feeling which lies deep in my soul and cannot be expressed, made me love you; even before I knew you, your music made me enthusiastic for you – The goodness of your character, your affection made it stronger – The distinction you bestowed on me. What it is about, I do not know, I can only add that maybe if you could help my brother in something, I would also recommend him to you, even though mean people have spread the rumour that he does not behave honestly with me, I can assure you all this is untrue, as he has watched over me with true integrity at all times, However, there was something rough in his behaviour, and this is what people have against him, but he has completely got out of it after a few trips he made in the performance of his duties; – let me know my dear Good J., when he can come to your house–, To Madam Countess Deym, Born Countess Brunswick, - IV - For You – always for You – only You – eternally You – only You until I die, 214. Pépi became his student and was very talented. And he too said nothing about it. Beethoven wrote at least 15 love letters to Josephine, calling her his “only beloved”, being “eternally devoted” to her and “forever faithful”. - XI - Dear good Beethoven! Although his feelings were obviously reciprocated, Josephine was forced by her family to withdraw from him in 1807. I n 1957, 13 Love Letters written by Beethoven to Josephine were published in German by Joseph Schmidt-Gorg and by the "Beethoven-Haus Bonn" in a Facsimile Edition. 111... symbolize the unity of their souls in heaven. The words "You You my All my supreme bliss" without mark of separation are equivalent to "Josephine Josephine my Joy" or "my supreme Fullness...". This suspicion which you impart to me so frequently, which you manifest to me in such a mortifying manner it is what pains me beyond all expression – Let it be far from me. "The Festival of Bacchus" of the Seventh Symphony is the Sublime Feast of the Dionisiac Drunkenness in the "Transcendental Eroticism" or White Sexual Magic between a Man and a Woman: Beethoven-Bacchus and his Eternally Beloved Josephine girdling her head with Grapevine leaves. 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