In 1810 . Hoffmann in Berlin produced an appreciation of the Fifth Symphony , which undoubtedly did much to launch that work on its triumphant career throughout the world and, above all, to interest the Romantics in its composer. The same year, Beethoven made the acquaintance of the writer Bettina Brentano, the sister of the German poet and novelist Clemens Brentano and, later, wife of Achim von Arnim , the two compilers of the famous collection of German folk poetry, Des Knaben Wunderhorn . Of the letters that Bettina gave out as having been written to her by Beethoven, only one can be accepted as genuine; at least one of the others, in which the composer is made to philosophize on music in the most uncharacteristically romantic terms, must be dismissed as spurious. Bettina also performed the questionable service of bringing together Beethoven and Goethe at Teplitz in 1812 (coincidentally, the likely setting for the “Immortal Beloved” letters as well). The admiration had been all on Beethoven’s side; to Goethe, Beethoven was little more than a famous name. The meeting was not a success. “Goethe is too fond of the atmosphere of the courts,” Beethoven wrote to Breitkopf and Härtel, the music publishers, “more so than is becoming to a poet.” Goethe considered Beethoven to be “an utterly untamed personality, who is not altogether in the wrong in holding the world to be detestable, but surely does not make it any the more enjoyable either for himself or for others by his attitude.” He showed a certain interest in the incidental music written in 1810 for Egmont “out of pure love for the subject.”

Beethoven's music had three periods that are not very distinct since he transfers slowly into each. He wrote many symphonies and incredible pieces during these times. He was considered to be one of the most accomplished composers of both his and any time, only equaled by composers such as Franz Joseph Haydn and Mozart, both of which were, in my opinion, more famous and slightly more talented than others. Beethoven, during his trip to Bonn, he intended to study with Mozart, and earlier on, he studied briefly with Haydn. Beethoven never married, but liked to flirt and was always in love with someone. Two of his most famous works are the "Moonlight Sonata" and "Pastoral".


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