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LudwigvonBeethoven-July6,1806

LudwigvanBeethoven(1770-1827),oneofhistory"smostfamousandmysteriouscomposersdiedattheageof57withonegreatsecret.Uponhisdeath,aloveletterwasfoundamonghispossessions.ItwaswrittentoanunknownwomanwhoBeethovensimplycalledhisImmortal

Beloved.

TheworldmayneverputafacewiththismysteriouswomanorknowthecircumstancesoftheiraffairandhislettersareallthatisleftofaloveasintenselypassionateasthemusicforwhichBeethovenbecamefamous.CompositionssuchastheMoonlightSonataaswellasBeethoven"smanysymphoniesexpresseloquentlythetragedyofarelationshipneverpubliclyrealized.

July6,1806

Myangel,myall,myveryself–onlyafewwordstodayandatthatwithyourpencil–nottilltomorrowwillmylodgingsbedefinitelydeterminedupon–whatauselesswasteoftime.Whythisdeepsorrowwherenecessityspeaks–canourloveendureexceptthroughsacrifices–exceptthroughnotdemandingeverything–canyouchangeitthatyouarenotwhollymine,Inotwhollythine?



Oh,God!lookoutintothebeautiesofnatureandcomfortyourselfwiththatwhichmustbe–lovedemandseverythingandthatveryjustly–thatitiswithmesofarasyouareconcerned,andyouwithme.IfwewerewhollyunitedyouwouldfeelthepainofitaslittleasI!

Nowaquickchangetothingsinternalfromthingsexternal.Weshallsurelyseeeachother;moreover,IcannotcommunicatetoyoutheobservationsIhavemadeduringthelastfewdaystouchingmyownlife–ifourheartswerealwaysclosetogetherIwouldmakenoneofthekind.Myheartisfullofmanythingstosaytoyou-Ah!–therearemomentswhenIfeelthatspeechisnothingafterall–cheerup–remainmytrue,onlytreasure,myallasIamyours;thegodsmustsendustherestthatwhichshallbebestforus.

Yourfaithful,

Ludwig

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