Reading a description of the work of Karl Holz, a friend Beethoven had heard the early work played on the piano by Beethoven himself, knew the work started with an introduction in the key E flat and followed by an Allegro in C minor. True to the description, sketches Cooper found that matched the same! Beethoven loved nature to the point of saying “Give me the trees than anyone.” His passion for nature is translated into the Sixth Symphony, “Pastoral”, where the composer is able to convey the image of nature to the orchestral sounds. At twenty-five Beethoven began to suffer from deafness. He wrote in his diary “Courage! Despite all the weaknesses of the body, my spirit will triumph … Twenty-five years!.
I have them already, and it is necessary that this year proves the man whole and entire. ” The great love of his life was Antoine von Birkenstock, married to Franz Brentano. Antoine has gone down in history as the immortal “beloved”, as it is called in the three mysterious letters, but other historians believe that could be three women, Giulietta Guicciardi, and her cousins, sisters Josephine and Therese of Brunswick. Of the three successive Beethoven was in love but that love is discussed whether or not it was as “purely platonic”, because the social status of a musician at that time was not so high as to aspire to the hand of an aristocrat . In 1806 he composed the Fourth Symphony, which some critics have thought that was inspired by the love of Teresa of Brunswick, although other musicologists have thoroughly investigated the alleged love of Beethoven, and have categorically rejected calling it an infused, based on a story of doubtful authenticity published in 1890 and narrated by Mariam Tengert, named Teresa confidant. Four years later he falls in love with Therese Malfatti, who thought the marriage, as proven by a letter dated May 2, 1810 in which he requests to Dr. Wegeler personal documents for this purpose. He made the request to Teresa’s father through his friend and Gleichenstein received in reply the following observation of an uncle of one’s interested, “Beethoven is a very dull of understanding, although it may be the greatest of geniuses.” * Sources: various websites and blogs related to the subject.