Ludwig Van Beethoven

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byFranz Hoffmann

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... In Vienna j/" ) he most distinguished and refined society of that period was accustomed to assemble at the house of Prince Lichnowski,1 and the best music was often performed there by the most eminent artists. Both the Prince and his amiable wife had received a thorough musical education, and loved and promoted music of the highest kind. Beethoven brought a most cordial letter of introduction from Count Waldstein to the Prince, and consequently received an immediate invitation to a musical evening at the Lichnowski palace, which he of course accepted. Upon entering the splendid apartments of the Prince, he found a brilliant company assembled. The contrast with his simple, ordinary dress made him feel a little uneasy, and he would have quietly slipped away had not Prince Lichnowski fortunately prevented his attempt to escape, just in time. Bee 1 Prince Karl Lichnowilci was a highly cultivated nobleman, and a pupil of Mozart. His consort, Princess Christiane, born Countess of Thun, was also refined, scholarly, and devoted to music. thoven's name had hardly been announced to him by a servant before he hastened to receive him, greeted him in the most cordial manner, bade him welcome, and shook hands with him warmly. "I am exceedingly delighted to see you at my house," said he. "My friend, Count Waldstein, has written many nice and kindly things about you, and His Electoral Highness, the Archbishop, has added with his own hand the strongest and most hearty words of recommendation. I hope you will feel perfectly at home with us very soon. I beg you to come with me, that I may present you to the Princess, who will be no less pleased than myself to make your acquaintance." After such a cordial reception Beethoven quickly regained his composure, and walked through the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... In Vienna j/" ) he most distinguished and refined society of that period was accustomed to assemble at the house of Prince Lichnowsk...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217508901

ISBN - 13:9780217508902

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