Beethoven's Immortal Beloved: Solving the Mystery

Beethoven's Immortal Beloved: Solving the Mystery

by Edward Walden


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810877733
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/07/2011
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 433,114
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edward Walden is a retired lawyer currently residing in Ontario, Canada. He has previously written articles on the Immortal Beloved for The Beethoven Journal.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction William Meredith Ira F. Brilliant ix

Background xxxv

1 Beethoven's Letter to the Immortal Beloved 1

2 The Case for Bettina 6

3 Beethoven and Bettina after 1812 21

4 The Mysterious Missing Letters 27

5 The Teplitz Letter and the Ilius Manuscript 36

6 Bettina's Concept of Love 42

7 The Beethoven-Bettina Romance 50

8 Beethoven the Poet 63

9 The Tarnishing of Bettina's Reputation 67

10 Beethoven's Goethe Songs 81

11 A Modern Analysis 93

12 The Antonie Theory 102

13 Synopsis and Conclusion 120

Appendix A English Translation of Beethoven's Letter to the Immortal Beloved 129

Appendix B English Translation of Beethoven's Surviving 1811 Letter to Bettina 133

Appendix C English Translation of Beethoven's Missing 1812 Teplitz Letter to Bettina 135

Bibliography 137

Index 139

About the Author 145

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