Beethoven’s Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2

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BEETHOVEN’S LETTERS.

(1790-1826.)

FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. LUDWIG NOHL.

ALSO HIS

LETTERS TO THE ARCHDUKE RUDOLPH, CARDINAL-ARCHBISHOP
OF OLMÜTZ, K.W., FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR.
LUDWIG RITTER VON KÖCHEL.

TRANSLATED BY
LADY WALLACE.

WITH A PORTRAIT AND FAC-SIMILE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

BOSTON:
OLIVER DITSON & CO., 277 WASHINGTON STREET.
NEW YORK: C.H. DITSON & CO.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

SECOND PART.

LIFE’S MISSION.
1815-1822.
(Continued.)

  1. To Steiner & Co.
  2. To the Same
  3. To Tobias Haslinger
  4. To the Same
  5. To Baroness Dorothea von Ertmann
  6. To Zmeskall
  7. To Steiner & Co.
  8. To G. del Rio
  9. To the Same
  10. To the Same
  11. To the Same
  12. To the Same
  13. To Czerny
  14. To the Same
  15. To the Same
  16. To Zmeskall
  17. To G. del Rio
  18. To Frau von Streicher
  19. To the Same
  20. To the Same
  21. To F. Ries, London
  22. To Zmeskall
  23. To the Same
  24. To Frau von Streicher
  25. To G. del. Rio
  26. To Zmeskall
  27. To the Same
  28. To the Same
  29. To the Same
  30. To Frau von Streicher
  31. To the Same
  32. To the Same
  33. To the Same
  34. To the Archduke Rudolph
  35. To G. del Rio
  36. To the Same
  37. To the Archduke Rudolph
  38. To G. del Rio
  39. To the Same
  40. To Czerny
  41. To F. Ries, London
  42. To the Rechnungsrath Vincenz Hauschka
  43. To the Archduke Rudolph
  44. To the Same
  45. To Ferdinand Ries
  46. To the Same
  47. To the Same
  48. To the Philharmonic Society in Laibach
  49. To Ferdinand Ries, London
  50. To the Archduke Rudolph
  51. To the Same
  52. To the Same
  53. To the Same
  54. To the Same
  55. To the Same
  56. To the Same
  57. To the Same
  58. To the Same
  59. To the Same
  60. To the Same
  61. To Herr Blöchlinger
  62. Canon on Herr Schlesinger
  63. To Artaria, Vienna
  64. A Sketch by Beethoven
  65. To Artaria
  66. Petition to the Magistracy
  67. To F. Ries, London
  68. To the Archduke Rudolph
  69. Memorandum
  70. To the Archduke Rudolph
  71. To the Same
  72. To the Royal and Imperial High Court of Appeal
  73. To the Archduke Rudolph
  74. Testimonial in favor of Herr von Kandeler
  75. To Theodore Amadeus Hoffmann
  76. To Haslinger
  77. To the Same
  78. To the Archduke Rudolph
  79. To the Same
  80. To Artaria & Co.
  81. To Bolderini
  82. To the Archduke Rudolph
  83. To Artaria & Co.
  84. To Haslinger
  85. To the Archduke Rudolph
  86. To the Same
  87. To Steiner & Co.
  88. To a Friend
  89. To the Archduke Rudolph
  90. To F. Ries, London
  91. To Herren Peters & Co., Leipzig
  92. To the Same
  93. To the Same
  94. To Artaria
  95. To Herr Peters, Leipzig
  96. To the Archduke Rudolph
  97. To Herr Peters, Leipzig
  98. To F. Ries, London
  99. To Ignaz Ritter von Seyfried

THIRD PART.

LIFE’S TROUBLES AND CLOSE
1823-1827.

  1. To Zelter
  2. To F. Ries, London
  3. To Schindler
  4. To the Same
  5. To Herr Kind
  6. To Cherubini
  7. To Schindler
  8. To Herr Peters, Leipzig
  9. To Zelter
  10. To the Archduke Rudolph
  11. To Schindler
  12. To F. Ries, London
  13. To Herr Lissner, Petersburg
  14. To Schindler
  15. To the Same
  16. To the Same
  17. To the Same
  18. To the Same
  19. To the Same
  20. To the Same
  21. To the Same
  22. To the Archduke Rudolph
  23. To Schindler
  24. To Pilat, editor of the “Austrian Observer”
  25. To Schindler
  26. To the Same
  27. To the Same
  28. To the Same
  29. To the Same
  30. To the Same
  31. To the Archduke Rudolph
  32. To F. Ries
  33. To Herr von Könneritz
  34. To Herr von Könneritz
  35. To Schindler
  36. To his Nephew
  37. To the Archduke Rudolph
  38. To the Same
  39. To the Same
  40. To F. Ries, London
  41. To the Same
  42. To the Archduke Rudolph
  43. To the Same
  44. To Schindler
  45. To the Same
  46. To the Same
  47. To Herr Grillparzer
  48. To Herr Probst, Leipzig
  49. To Schindler
  50. To Herr von Rzehatschek
  51. To Prince Trautmannsdorf
  52. To Count Moritz Lichnowsky
  53. To Herr Schuppanzigh
  54. To Schindler
  55. To Herr von Sartorius
  56. To Schindler
  57. To the Same
  58. To the Same
  59. To the Same
  60. To the Same
  61. To Steiner & Co
  62. To Haslinger
  63. To Steiner & Co
  64. To Haslinger
  65. To the Same
  66. To the Same
  67. To M. Diabelli
  68. To Herr Probst, Leipzig
  69. To Haslinger
  70. To Herr Schott, Mayence
  71. To the Archduke Rudolph
  72. To his Nephew
  73. To Herr Peters
  74. To Hans Georg Nägeli, Zurich
  75. To his Nephew
  76. To Herr Nägeli
  77. To Herr Schott, Mayence
  78. To Hauschka
  79. To Herr Nägeli, Zurich
  80. To the Archduke Rudolph
  81. To Herr Schott, Mayence
  82. To Carl Holz
  83. To the Same
  84. To Herr Schott, Mayence
  85. To Friends
  86. To Schindler
  87. To Linke
  88. To * * *
  89. To F. Ries
  90. To Herr Jenger, Vienna
  91. To Schott
  92. To Ludwig Rellstab
  93. To * * *
  94. To his brother Johann
  95. To Herr von Schlemmer
  96. To his Nephew
  97. To the Same
  98. To Dr. Braunhofer
  99. To his Nephew
  100. To the Same
  101. To the Same
  102. To the Same
  103. To his Nephew
  104. To the Same
  105. To the Same
  106. To the Same
  107. To the Same
  108. To the Same
  109. To the Same
  110. To the Same
  111. To the Same
  112. To the Same
  113. To the Same
  114. To the Same
  115. To the Same
  116. To the Same
  117. To the Same
  118. To the Same
  119. To the Same
  120. To his brother Johann, Gneixendorf
  121. To his Nephew
  122. To the Same
  123. To the Same
  124. To his Copyist
  125. To his Nephew
  126. To the Same
  127. To Zmeskall
  128. To Herr Friedrich Kuhlau
  129. To his Nephew
  130. To the Same
  131. To Herr von Schlesinger
  132. To his Nephew
  133. To the Same
  134. To the Same
  135. To the Same
  136. To the Abbé Maximilian Stadler
  137. To Gottfried Weber
  138. To Herr Probst, Leipzig
  139. To Stephan von Breuning
  140. To the Same
  141. To the Same
  142. Testimonial for C. Holz
  143. To C. Holz
  144. To the King of Prussia
  145. To Wegeler
  146. To Tobias Haslinger
  147. To the Same
  148. To Carl Holz
  149. To Dr. Bach
  150. To Wegeler
  151. To Sir George Smart, London
  152. To Herr Moscheles
  153. To Schindler
  154. To Baron von Pasqualati
  155. To the Same
  156. To Sir George Smart, London
  157. To Baron von Pasqualati
  158. To the Same
  159. To Herr Moscheles
  160. To Schindler
  161. To Herr Moscheles
  162. Codicil

BEETHOVEN’S LETTERS.

216.
TO STEINER & CO.

The Adjutant’s innocence is admitted, and there is an end of it!

We beg you to be so good as to send us two copies in score of the Symphony in A. We likewise wish to know when we may expect a copy of the Sonata for Baroness von Ertmann, as she leaves this, most probably, the day after to-morrow.

No. 3–I mean the enclosed note–is from a musical friend in Silesia, not a rich man, for whom I have frequently had my scores written out. He wishes to have these works of Mozart in his library; as my servant, however, has the good fortune, by the grace of God, to be one of the greatest blockheads in the world (which is saying a good deal), I cannot make use of him for this purpose. Be so kind therefore as to send to Herr —- (for the Generalissimus can have no dealings with a petty tradesman), and desire him to write down the price of each work and send it to me with my two scores in A, and also an answer to my injunction about Ertmann, as early to-day as you can (presto, prestissimo!)–nota bene, the finale to be a march in double-quick time. I recommend the best execution of these orders, so that no further obstacle may intervene to my recovery.

L. VAN BEETHOVEN,
The best generalissimus for the good,
But the devil himself for the bad!

217.
TO STEINER.

The Lieutenant-General is requested to send his Diabolum, that I may tell him myself my opinion of the “Battle,” which is printed in the vilest manner. There is much to be altered.

THE G—-S.

218.
TO TOBIAS HASLINGER.

MY GOOD ADJUTANT,–

Best of all little fellows! Do see again about that house, and get it for me. I am very anxious also to procure the treatise on education. It is of some importance to me to be able to compare my own opinions on this subject with those of others, and thus still further improve them. As for our juvenile Adjutant, I think I shall soon have hit on the right system for his education. Your

CONTRA FA,
Manu propria.

219.
TO THE HIGH-BORN HERR HASLINGER, HONORARY MEMBER OF THE HÖFEN GRABENS AND PATER NOSTER GÄSSCHEN.

BEST OF ALL PRINTERS AND ENGRAVERS,–

Be kinder than kind, and throw off a hundred impressions of the accompanying small plate.[1] I will repay you threefold and fourfold. Farewell!

Your

BEETHOVEN.