An Unrequited Love; An Episode in the Life of Beethoven from the Diary of a Young Lady

An Unrequited Love; An Episode in the Life of Beethoven from the Diary of a Young Lady

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...you will of course well understand; and, as it appears that I have trusted in vain in such a heartless unsympathising friend as Herr Bernard, you must not wonder if I appeal to your kindness, and beg for a line now and again to inform me of the child's welfare. With a thousand warm thanks to your noble, kindhearted wife. "In haste, yours, "L. Van Beethoven." Thus it appears that he was so deeply engaged on the " other things he had to think about" that he found it impossible to be present when his dearly loved son was operated on for hernia. He was working then on one of his highest and noblest compositions, his Ninth Symphony which, at first, expressive of the deepest sorrow of human existence, finally rises into a jubilant cry of all-engrossing affection, in the "FreudeschOnem GOtterfunken." A few days later he found time to pay a visit to the town, and seemed, as the young lady writes in her diary, in very good spirits, which no doubt was as much owing to the inward satisfaction he felt at the accomplishment of his great work, as at the joy he experienced in the care and tenderness surrounding his "beloved son." For the "activity," as he modestly termed his wonderful creative powers, seemed to have aroused the man's whole nature, and for the time being at least restored him to comparatively good physical strength and a healthy tone of mind. The young lady writes: --"September 2 9th.--Yesterday evening the 'dear uncle Beethoven' came to us again, bringing with him a young countryman of his. When I told him that I believed he had returned to Baden, he laughed, and replied that he had given up believing. He was in very good spirits, of which I was truly glad. The song which I had lent...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236550943
  • 9781236550941