LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN AND THE IMMORTAL LOVE OF THE GREAT DEAF
Ludwig van Beethoven is considered a key figure in Western music between classicism and romanticism. Even now, he is one of the most performed composers in the world. An unsurpassed master of sonatas, although he wrote in all genres that existed in his time, including opera, ballet, music for dramatic performances, and choral works. She is his first true love, to which he dedicated a brilliant sonata. And although there were other women in the life of the great German composer, it was this young charming woman who called him the immortal lover.
The first teacher of Ludwig van Beethoven
One of the three “Viennese classics” Ludwig van Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770 in the German city of Bonn. Years of childhood can be called the most difficult in the life of the future composer. It was difficult for a proud and independent boy to experience the fact that his father, a rude and tyrannical man, having noticed the musical talent of his son, decided to use it for selfish purposes. Forcing little Ludwig to sit at the harpsichord from morning till night, he did not think that his son needed childhood so much. At eight years old, Beethoven earned his first money – he gave a public concert, and by the age of twelve the boy freely played the violin and organ. But along with success, the young musician came with isolation, the need for loneliness and sociability.
At the same time, Christian Gottlieb Nefe, his wise and kind mentor, appeared in Ludwig’s life. It was he who instilled the composer Ludwig van Beethovenmalczyk with a sense of beauty, taught to understand nature, art, to understand human life. Nafe taught Ludwig ancient languages, philosophy, literature, history, ethics. Subsequently, as a deeply and broadly minded person, Beethoven became an adherent of the principles of freedom, humanism, and the equality of all people.
In 1787, Ludwig arrived in Vienna. The city of theaters and cathedrals, street orchestras and love serenades under the windows conquered the heart of a young genius. But it was there that the young musician was struck by deafness: at first the sounds seemed to him muffled, then he asked several times inaudible phrases, then he realized that he was finally losing his hearing. “I am eking out a bitter existence,” Beethoven wrote to his friend. – I’m deaf. With my craft, nothing could be worse … Oh, if I got rid of this disease, I would hug the whole world. ”
“And the sun in him is Juliet”
She appeared in his life suddenly. The young provincial countess, who came to the Austrian capital from Italy with her family in 1800, was lovely. Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
The daughter of a respectable family, sixteen-year-old Juliet, at first glance impressed the composer. Soon she wished to take lessons from the idol of the Vienna aristocracy, especially since Beethoven was close to her cousins and cousin, the young Hungarian counts Brunswick. And, of course, he could not resist – he began to give the girl piano lessons, and for free. Juliet possessed good musical data and grabbed all his advice on the fly. She was pretty, young, sociable and relentlessly flirting with her 30-year-old teacher.
He impressed Juliet with his popularity and even oddities. With all the strictness of his views, Beethoven was not indifferent to female beauty and never refused to give lessons to young beautiful girls. He did not say no this time either. He did not take money from her, and she gave him shirts – under the pretext that she personally embroidered them for him. During the lessons, the composer was often annoyed and even threw notes to the floor, but, nevertheless, quickly succumbed to the charm of his student.
Ludwig van Beethoven Juliet Gwichchardi
And now imagine: they are sitting very close to the instrument, so that they feel each other’s breathing … Music fills the space with romance, emotions and mystery … Creeps up the evening. The candle illuminating the sheet music illuminates the faces of the teacher and student with a warm spark … Beethoven gently takes the girl’s hand to put it on the keyboard correctly, and his heart trembles with excitement …
The gloomy and unsociable composer realizes that he has fallen in love. Loved passionately, recklessly. I loved it so much, with all my heart, that I was ready to give my life for my beloved without any delay. Sweet, beautiful in the spring, with an angelic face and a divine smile, eyes in which I wanted to drown – all Beethoven’s thoughts were about Juliet Gvichchardi. She became for him that straw for which he tried with all his might to hold on. She seemed ready to reciprocate. Ludwig again felt a surge of strength, a hope for recovery. Happiness was so close.
Beethoven writes to his youth friend Franz Wegeler: “Now I am more likely to be in society. composer Ludwig van BeethovenThis change was made in me by a sweet, charming girl who loves me and who I love. ”
“You can hardly believe how lonely and sadly I spent the last two years: deafness, like a ghost of some kind, appeared to me everywhere, I avoided people, seemed like a misanthrope, which is so little like. Previously, I constantly suffered from ailments, but now my physical strength, and at the same time my spiritual strength,…