Immortal Beloved is a 1994 biographical film about the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (played by Gary Oldman). And regarding Karlsbad: "It is possible that the letter arose from a ... meeting with a woman who informed Beethoven that she was going to Karlsbad and then failed to carry out her declared intention." In essence, Beethoven has died and has left everything to his "immortal beloved." Many scholars believe his “Für Elise” was written in her honor. She met Beethoven at Teplitz in 1811 and 1812. But curiously enough, it is precisely the same documents which shed a definitive light, in the negative sense, on Therese which bear witness to Beethoven's passionate love for her sister Josephine. ), Learn how and when to remove this template message, Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Immortal_Beloved&oldid=997474477, Articles needing additional references from November 2019, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. After years of financial and emotional turmoil, Brunsvik died in 1821. ), Solomon's hypothesis was contested by Goldschmidt (1980), Tellenbach (1983, 1987, 1988, 1993/1994, 1998), Beahrs (1972, 1986, 1988, 1993), Dahlhaus (1991), Pichler (1994), Altman (1996), Meredith (2000), Steblin (2007), Walden (2011), Caeyers (2012), and Swaffort (2014). (Goldschmidt 1980). 'Ever thine. Following Beethoven's death in 1827, his assistant, Schindler (Jeroen Krabbé), searches for an elusive woman referred to in the composer's love letters as "immortal beloved." The 1994 movie, starring Gary Oldman as Beethoven, won plaudits for its evocative and creative use of the composer’s music. Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved" letter, found in a secret drawer in his desk, ran 10 pages, Photo: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images. The rhyming children's book writer only had to look in the mirror to find his anti-Christmas muse. Meredith (2011), reviewing the history of the debate so far, deplores the fact that French and German authors (like Massin & Massin and - until then - Goldschmidt) were never translated into English, thus depriving especially the US-based Beethoven scholarship of the most valuable resources in this field of study: "Unfortunately, several of the most important and controversial studies about the Immortal Beloved have never appeared in English translation, which has substantially restricted their impact." Klara Pözl Hitler was devoted to her son Adolf, and theirs was one of the few close relationships in Hitler's life. " The background to this: "In November 1811, we see Beethoven writing a newly composed song with the heading 'An die Geliebte' [To the Beloved] into the album of the Bavarian Court singer Regina Lang. ", Tellenbach, Marie-Elisabeth (1998): "Psychoanalyse und historisch-philologische Methode. Walden (2011, p. 5) suggests that Bettina Brentano was Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved", based on the assumption that one of the two spurious letters by Beethoven to her is true: "If that letter to Bettina was genuine, it would prove conclusively that Bettina was the Immortal Beloved, but the original has not survived, and the authenticity is strongly doubted today. ], Tellenbach, Marie-Elisabeth (1999): "Die Bedeutung des Adler-Gleichnisses in Beethovens Brief an Therese Gräfin Brunswick. " Schmidt-Görg (1957, p. 31) believed that with the last letter (which he still thought to have been written in 1807 – not 1809) and with Josephine's marriage to Baron Stackelberg (in 1810) the love relationship was terminated. Maternal affection made her forgo her own happiness. The cycle sets excerpts from Beethoven's letter of 6–7 July 1812. ist es doch wie ein Traum, [daß] er der Freund, der Vertraute unseres Hauses war – ein herrlicher Geist – warum nahm ihn meine Schwester J. nicht zu ihrem Gemahl als Witwe Deym? 23.). Photo: Universal History Archive/Getty Images. Two sisters and a cousin have been caught up in the debate. Two centuries later, historians still haven't agreed on the identity of the woman who inspired the composer's famed lines. (Jean and Brigitte Massin 1955, p.  The letter is written in pencil and consists of three parts. The daughter of prosperous Viennese merchants, her affair with Beethoven leaves her pregnant. [That Beethoven's famous "Letter to the Immortal Beloved" ... was addressed to Josephine von Brunsvik, is now a well established fact.]. Kaznelson arrived at his conclusion even though H C Bodmer in Zürich, owner of the "13 Letters" after World War II (see following), would not allow him access to them. "3 Briefe von Beethoven ... sie werden wohl an Josephine sein, die er leidenschaftlich geliebt hat." See also Tellenbach (1988) for the effect of guardianship laws. Newman, Ernest (1911): "A Beethoven Hoax?". Ever mine. Two of three letters by Beethoven to Bettina (and published by her) are generally considered forgeries (like similar letters by Goethe she published), although Walden devotes an entire Chapter setting out evidence in support of the letter's authenticity. Howell, Standley (1979): "Beethoven's Mälzel Canon. In real life, Schindler alleged that Guicciardi was the most likely candidate. 16.) With Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege. He had dedicated in the same year to her daughter Maxe a one-movement trio. She would have been happier with him than with Stackelberg. (Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved": the Riddle Solved.). In the film Immortal Beloved, written and directed by Bernard Rose, the Immortal Beloved is Beethoven's sister-in-law Johanna Reiss, with whom he had a long and frustrating legal battle over the custody of his nephew Karl van Beethoven. (Goldschmidt 1980). , After Schmidt-Görg (1957) published 13 then-unknown love letters by Beethoven to Josephine Brunsvik, it became clear that the one to the "Immortal Beloved" was not the only love letter authored by him. Beethoven dedicated a new work to Brentano later that year, “An die Geliebte,” which can be translated as “To the Beloved.” The original score contains an inscription, believed to be in Brentano’s writing, in which she had asked Beethoven to compose it for her. Sie waren für einander geboren[,] und lebten beide noch, hätten sie sich vereint." (Solomon 1998, p. 219 f.) Goldschmidt showed that "for short stays, residents [as opposed to foreigners] were exempt from reporting requirements". Excerpt from the 9th symphony by the L.V. It is wildly unlikely that Johanna was the immortal beloved. More love letters (also by Josephine to Beethoven) were published by Schmidt-Görg (1969), "Der Umstand, daß man … als Folge dieser Begegnung eine natürliche Tochter in Kauf zu nehmen hatte, erschien der professionellen Welt als so abenteuerlich, daß die Widerstände gegen die Josephinen-Hypothese sich merklich versteiften." Aber merkwürdigerweise sind es genau die gleichen Dokumente, die definitiv, im negativen Sinne, auf Therese hinweisen, Zeugnis von leidenschaftlicher Liebe Beethovens für ihre Schwester Josephine. One of them was the famous Heiligenstadt Testament, the other a … Ever ours.” The doomed affair coincided with the start of one of the darkest periods in Beethoven’s life, during which he failed to compose a major work for several years. Beethoven taught her piano as well, and dedicated the Piano Sonata Op 78 to her in 1809. , Marek (1969) argued the case for Dorothea Ertmann.. But it greatly missed the mark, according to historians and scholars. [Artists and the Class Society in 1800: the Role of Guardianship Laws in Beethoven's Relationship to Josephine Countess Deym. The letter's unnamed recipient — Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved" — remains a mystery, and continues to generate debate. (Josephine Countess Brunsvik-Deym's Secret Revealed: New Results about her Relationship to Beethoven. – Die Hand des Schicksals ruht düster auf mir – Ich sah nebst meinem tiefen Kummer auch noch die Entartung meiner Kinder und – fast – aller Muth wich von mir –!!! "The flaw in this [Solomon's] methodology [in Support of Antonie] was that he established requirements that he knew only his candidate could meet. ... Dilettante verses ... by a clumsy author, a real dilettante, a coffeehouse poet. Cooper's statement however that "To get to Jedlersee from Klosterneuburg, you have to cross the Kahlenberg." Tantalizing is the assumption, because, Absurd, they argue, is the assumption because of. The entire letter is written on 10 small pages, in Beethoven's rather inconsistent handwriting. I must reiterate that we have no such evidence of a passionate love relationship between Antonie and Beethoven either, just of a close friendship; for Josephine, … we know he was indeed passionately in love with her in 1805-1807 at least. Thayer thought the letter must have been written around 1806-07. Munich: Beck 2012. Cooper, Barry (1996): "Beethoven's Immortal Beloved and Countess Erdödy: A Case of Mistaken Identity?". There was also a forged Beethoven letter by Paul Bekker in Die Musik, But it was already shown to be a hoax by Newman (1911) –- a last-ditch effort to salvage the discredited Guicciardi hypothesis.  Schmidt-Görg dismissed Kaznelson's discoveries as "sensationalist". Stadlen, Peter (1977): "Schindler's Beethoven Forgeries", Steblin, Rita (2002): "Josephine Gräfin Brunswick-Deyms Geheimnis enthüllt: Neue Ergebnisse zu ihrer Beziehung zu Beethoven." "Beethoven! The ill-matched couple quarreled and quickly separated, prompting Teréz Brunsvik to write cryptically in her journal that Josephine would have been better off with Beethoven. Josephines Herzensfreund! (Cooper 1996, p. 18), However, Altman's suggestion that the "Immortal Beloved" was Marie Erdödy was shown to be "impossible" by Cooper (1996). ich will die Kinder nie von mir lassen. ], Schmidt-Görg, Joseph (1969): "Neue Schriftstücke zu Beethoven und Josephine Gräfin Deym." Thomas-San-Galli (1909, 1910) checked out the official listings of guests in Bohemia, and at first (in 1909) concluded that Amalie Sebald was the "Immortal Beloved". ), "L'hypothèse d'Antonia Brentano est à la fois séduisante et absurde." ), "Ohne schlüssige Beweise des Gegenteils wird man sich nicht mehr voreilig von der zunehmend begründeten Annahme trennen wollen, daß die 'Unsterbliche Geliebte' schwerlich eine andere als die 'Einzig Geliebte' war." My estimate is ... in the fall of 1811. However, Schindler’s biography is full of inventions by the author, and this is one of them. Immortal Beloved refers to a 10-page unsent love letter found in Beethoven’s estate following his death in 1827. But arguments against Erdödy rest on geography. Viele Beethoven-Forscher wollten dies aber nicht glauben und gaben in Tages- und Fachzeitschriften ihrer Überzeugung Ausdruck, daß es sich zweifellos um ein wertvolles echtes Stück handelt.] 296. Composed in three bursts, it reveals his emotional torment and desire for an unnamed woman. Walden's book is also summarized and reviewed by Patricia Stroh in the, "Ich habe heute einen schweren Tag. London: Faber & Faber 2014. In 1955 the French scholars Jean and Brigitte Massin noted that Antonie Brentano was present in Prague and Karlsbad at the time and proposed her as a possible candidate for the "Immortal Beloved": "The assumption that it could have been Antonie Brentano, is both tantalizing and absurd. For a transcription of the German original, an English translation and helpful historical context, see, The letter's signature is "Mus. Beethoven's love letters to his immortal beloved, 1812 L udwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer and pianist. Sie wäre glücklicher gewesen als mit St[ackelberg].  But research by Tellenbach (1983) indicated that her cousin Franz von Brunsvik may have suggested Giulietta to Schindler, to distract any suspicion away from his sister Josephine Brunsvik, with whom Beethoven had been hopelessly in love from 1799 to ca. Canadian composer James K. Wright has written a song cycle for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) and piano trio titled Briefe an die unsterbliche Geliebte/Letters to the Immortal Beloved (2012). Walden, Edward (2002): "Beethoven's 'Immortal Beloved': Arguments in Support of the Candidacy of Bettina Brentano". Thomas-San-Galli then speculated (in 1910) that it might instead have been Teréz Brunszvik, who he thought could have (secretly) traveled to Prague. Big screen swoon-worthy as the story was, it doesn’t square with the facts. Josephine Von Brunswik (left) and Antonie Brentano (right) are believed to be the top contenders to be Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved." 162. A Contribution to his Biography.]. ... From the standpoint of music theory, the connections make eminent sense. The mystery during the years has been who the “Immortal beloved” is. Letter with the subject – Immortal Beloved. Doubts were raised by de Hevesy (1910), who ruled out Teréz Brunszvik, and by Unger (1910) against Amalie Sebald. Zu Maynard Solomons Beethoven- und Schubert-Deutungen." Even though her … The identity of Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved” (more accurately translated as “Eternally Beloved”) has confounded historians for two centuries and even inspired a movie. ], Tellenbach, Marie-Elisabeth (1993/1994): "Psychoanalysis and the Historiocritical Method: On Maynard Solomon's Image of Beethoven. It was only in the 1950s that watermarks and other visual clues allowed a more definitive dating of 1812. The letter’s unnamed recipient — Beethoven’s “Immortal Beloved” — remains a mystery, and continues to generate debate. ... St. will daß ich mir selbst sitzen soll. " Aoki, Yayoi (1959): "Ai no densetsu – Betoven to 'fumetsu no koibito'" (Love-legends – Beethoven and the "Immortal Beloved"), Beahrs, Virginia Oakley (1972): "New Light on Beethoven's Immortal Beloved? A Biography]. She was proposed as the possible Immortal Beloved by Anton SCHINDLER - 1840. Beethoven’s missives to this “immortal beloved,” which include the only known love letter of his to use the informal German du for “you” rather than the formal Sie, were found among his personal effects; they were never mailed — a beautiful and tragic testament to the fact that their affair, like all affairs, was both bedeviled and vitalized by the awareness that the two lovers could never fully have … The apparently unsent letter was found in the composer's estate following his death, after which it remained in the hands of Anton Schindler until his death, was subsequently willed to his sister, and was sold by her in 1880 to the Berlin State Library, where it remai… Singer Amalie Sebald matches the timeline and location of the letter, which was written while Beethoven was on a physician-ordered medical retreat in the Bohemian spa town of Teplitz, now Teplice. er ist gefühllos für bittende in der Noth." These can be summarized into two important items: "A new way of looking at old evidence confirms that Josephine was Beethoven's one and only 'Immortal Beloved'. Soon after Beethoven’s death … Her involvement and conviction in a subsequent embezzlement scheme—at almost the same time as the “Beloved” letter was written—almost certainly heightened Beethoven’s dislike. , The French authors Jean and Brigitte Massin (1955) identified Josephine as the "Immortal Beloved", mainly based on comparisons of the "Letter to the Immortal Beloved" with the earlier 14 (15) love letters: "The letter to the 'Immortal Beloved' ... not only uses similar wording, but also emphasizes his long-time faithfulness to his one and only Beloved. [Beethoven's sacred hands, whom I deeply admire, he is walking divinely among mortals, his elevated stature opposed to the world beneath.] " Solomon (1998, p. 229) quotes as supporting his case the Song "An die Geliebte" [To the Beloved] WoO 140, an autograph of which contains in Antonie's handwriting the remark: "Requested by me from the author on 2 March 1812. (Josephine's Diary, June 1812, in Steblin 2007, p. She too was in Prague in early July 1812, before traveling to Karlsbad the same week Beethoven wrote the “Beloved” letter. ", In a review of Tellenbach (1983) in the leading German newspaper F.A.Z. Why do we doubt his word that there was only one woman who had captured his heart?" 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. ), Steblin, Rita (2007): "'Auf diese Art mit A geht alles zugrunde'. "… es war mir leid, lieber V. den letzten Abend in Prag nicht mit ihnen zubringen zu können, und ich fand es selbst für unanständig, allein ein Umstand den ich nicht vorhersehen könnte, hielt mich davon ab." , Steichen (1959) identified Marie Erdödy to have been a lifelong beloved of Beethoven, and thus could also be the "Immortal Beloved". Evidence of his feelings only came to light in the 1950s, when a Beethoven biographer published more than a dozen love letters written to Brunsvik. Although all have been advanced as Beethoven's unknown Immortal Beloved, the assessment is unsupported by the record or by any known correspondence. Many historians believe the letter was never actually sent, while others believe Beethoven may have sent a copy of the letter, while holding on to the original. Fearful that she would lose custody of her aristocratic-born children if she married a commoner, Brunsvik apparently rebuffed Beethoven. Directed by Bernard Rose. [Anton Schindler's Fabricated Entries in the Conversation Books.]. At first most researchers, including Alexander Wheelock Thayer, also thought Therese was the "Immortal Beloved". Josephinens Haus- und Herzensfreund! However, this had not been noticed outside Japan. ", Pulkert's (2000) claim about one Almerie Esterházy, whom Beethoven did not even know, was refuted by Steblin (2001). About a book published in America by the gifted novelist Gail S. Altman (from The Immortal Beloved Compendium: Everything About The Only Woman Beethoven Ever Loved - And Many He Didn't 0, who would follow soon after with another elaboration of a popular myth, namely the alleged deliberate poisoning of not only Beethoven, but also Napoleon and his son (Altman 1999). Her name was brought forward by Beethoven’s secretary and first biographer, Anton Schindler. This was then also in response to the biography by Schindler (1840), refuting his hypothesis that Julie Guicciardi was the "immortal Beloved". Meredith, William (2011): "Introduction", in Walden (2011), pp. 1. the woman must have been in Prague and Karlsbad around the time in question (like Beethoven); 2. she must have been closely acquainted (at least on very friendly terms) with Beethoven, at the time immediately before this event. More than a century after her execution on espionage charges during World War I, the debate over the guilt or innocence of the legendary Mata Hari continues. This forgery fooled many scholars at the time: "The editors of 'Die Musik' submitted this Beethoven manuscript to many well-known experts, all of whom independently declared it to be genuine." It is like a dream, that he was the friend, the confidant of our house – a beautiful mind! " She could not contemplate marrying Beethoven, a commoner, for the simple reason that she would have lost the guardianship of her aristocratic children. Josephine's intimate friend, her soul mate! [Beethoven's Immortal Beloved. A strong consensus of opinion existed in the late 19 th century that Therese was the “Immortal Beloved.” In 1891, Marie Hrussoczy published Therese’s memoirs under the name “Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved: From Personal Reminiscences.” ", After Massin & Massin (1955) and Goldschmidt (1980), Tellenbach (1983, 1987, 1988, 1999) argued extensively the case for Josephine, based on many newly discovered documents, like Therese's later diary notes, e.g., on the discovery of the "Three letters by Beethoven … they must have been to Josephine whom he loved passionately. [Die Redaktion der "Musik" legte dieses Beethoven-Manuskript vielen bekannten Fachleuten vor, welche alle unabhängig voneinander das Stück für echt erklärten.] Why did not my sister Josephine, as widow Deym, take him as her husband? , Editha and Richard Sterba (1954), using psychoanalysis, argued for Beethoven's nephew Karl as the "Immortal Beloved". " In addition, with regard to traces in Beethoven's compositions, the "Massins argue that ... the presence of Josephine in Beethoven's life left traces in his music. He dedicated his famed “Moonlight Sonata” to Guicciardi, and reportedly later told Anton Schindler that she had been a great love. Julie “Giulietta” Guicciardi entered Beethoven’s life in the late 1790s. Beethoven was known to love many women, and as his friend F.G. Wegeler once wrote, "Beethoven was never out of love." Ever mine. [But] many Beethoven scholars did not want to believe this, and in many newspapers and journals ... expressed their conviction that this was undoubtedly a valuable genuine document." "… requirements …, that the Immortal Beloved be a woman closely acquainted with Beethoven during the period in question." ), "Ich will Liebert in Prag prechen. Eine Biographie [Beethoven: The Lonely Revolutionary. The letter was addressed to "My Angel...", but as the term "Immortal Beloved" (appearing only once towards the end of the letter) was unique in Beethoven's vocabulary, it has been used ever since. On Maynard Solomon's Interpretations of Beethoven and Schubert. , ad 2: There are no love letters from or to Antonie, and no other documents supporting the possibility of a love relationship with Beethoven, there is only a letter by Antonie to her brother-in-law Clemens, where she expressed her "admiration" of Beethoven: "At what point this worship was transformed into love is not yet known. "… da Giulietta ihre Affären nicht verheimlichte…" [… since Giulietta did not cover up her affairs…] (Tellenbach 1983, p. 17), (the "Louis" mentioned by Therese in her diary was in fact Count Louis Migazzi), "The tone of the notes to Amalie Sebald in September, 1812, is incompatible with that of the letter to the 'Immortal Beloved'." Ever mine. Beethoven may have been foolish when it came to love, but by all accounts, he was an exceedingly honorable man, leading many to doubt he would have carried on a passionate affair under his good friend’s nose. Elaborated by Goldschmidt (1980). 1088–1092). Again, he seems to have quickly fallen for Josephine and remained close to her after her marriage. Who was the woman who so besotted Ludwig van Beethoven that he was compelled to pen an infamously passionate and fervid love letter that has stood the test of time? ", Finally, Kopitz' (2001) "valiant effort … show[ed] that Antonie cannot have been the 'Immortal Beloved'. The Juno award-winning Gryphon Trio has recorded the work with both Canadian mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah (New York: Naxos, 2015) and Luxembourg baritone David John Pike (Montreal: Analekta, 2019). Prior to writing 'James and the Giant Peach,' 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' 'Matilda,' and more, Dahl was a member of the Air Force and involved in a covert spy operation. What he needed was a wife, that's for sure. This page was last edited on 31 December 2020, at 17:58. ", La Mara (1920), after discovering more letters and notes in the Brunsvik estates, was now convinced "that ... Josephine widowed Countess Deym was Beethoven's 'Immortal Beloved'".. " (Steblin 2007, p. 180). Despite his musical success, his relatively modest social background meant his frequent pursuits of well-born women were ultimately futile. Beethoven and Antonie, since her return to Vienna, were "on friendly terms", In the summer of 1812 he lived in the same hotel in Franzensbad as the Brentanos, and. " Meredith (2011, p. xxii), in his Introduction, has reviewed the debate over the major candidates and he believes that "Walden's proposal merits unbiased consideration". ", Schindler (1840). Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien – both together they would have been happy (perhaps). In: The Beethoven Newsletter 5/2, p. 29. In it, he writes of his unconditional love and devotion to someone he refers to as his Unsterbliche Geliebte, or Immortal Beloved.He never sent this letter. Immortal Beloved is a biographical account of Ludwig van Beethoven's (Gary Oldman) life and loves, in the form of a fictionalized treatment of an enigmatic letter to … … Where is any evidence whatsoever of true romantic love for even such dear ones as Marie Erdödy or Dorothea von Ertmann, Therese Malfatti or Antonie Brentano? (Therese's Diary, 4 February 1846, in Schmidt-Görg 1957, p. © 2021 Biography and the Biography logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Sebald and Beethoven were both in Teplitz in the summer of 1812, but his known letters to her also seem like those of a friend. 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