Beethoven grew a representation for a daring newcomer, he played with tremendous passion and played like nobody had ever heard before. Beethoven was a huge success in Vienna; all the people in Vienna loved his unique way of playing. The nobleman of Vienna showed great interest in Beethoven, so interested that he was given money by Prince Lobkowski so that now Beethoven could focus on his work full-time. Beethoven often wrote compositions for his wealthy “family”. Beethoven truly saw himself as one of the noblemen of Vienna, even though he was not from any kind of royalty.
With his rising ego, he was not shy to express his feeling to any noblemen. Beethoven reportedly, “Before he stormed out of the estate at Grätz, Beethoven left behind a note which read: "There are many princes and noblemen. There is only one Beethoven.” (John Suchet, Prince Lichnowsky (1756-1814) and Beethoven: Life in Vienna)
In Beethoven’s late 20s, his started to notice a ringing in his ears. This was a sign of hearing lost and it would control him for the rest of his life. In a desperate act to recover his hearing, Beethoven moved to a country-side village outside of Vienna. Beethoven took ...
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...rom TIME Magazine writes, “Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, Be calm–love me–today–yesterday–what tearful longings for you–you–you–my life–my all–farewell. Oh continue to love me–never misjudge the msost faithful heart of your beloved. Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours.” This is a letter that was found after his death and he dedicated his Diabelli Variations Op. 120 to her. But, yet again, Antonie was in a different class then him and ended their relationship.
Beethoven struggled with relationships his whole life. With his father, with Napoleon, the women he had loved, and they all crashed in his face. Each relationship left him more and more angry at the world and his life, how it was going. So ultimately, he realized he was never going to be a father,, never going to have a family, so he submerged himself into his music once again.
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