Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 2 eBook

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Academies, concerts given by Beethoven, so called. 
  The grand concerts of the year 1824.

Address and appeal to London artists, from Beethoven.

Adlersburg, Dr. von, Court advocate and barrister at Vienna, “a most inconsiderate character,” for some time Beethoven’s lawyer.

Aesthetical observations on particular subjects.

Albrechtsberger, the popular theorist and composer, Kapellmeister at St. Stephen’s in Vienna, for some time, about the year 1795, Beethoven’s instructor in musical composition.

Amenda of Courland, afterwards rector in Talsen.

“A.M.Z.” See Leipzig “Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung.”

Andre, composer and music publisher in Offenbach on the Maine.

Archduke Carl.

Arnim, Frau von. See Brentano, Bettina.

Artaria, print and music publisher in Vienna.

Attorney, power of.

Augarten, the well-known park near Vienna, in which morning concerts were frequently given.


Austria, Beethoven’s sentiments respecting that country, his second father-land.

Bach, Dr. Johann Baptist, Court advocate and barrister, from the year 1816
Beethoven’s lawyer at Vienna.

Bach, Johann Sebastian.

Baden, near Vienna, a favorite watering-place, to which Beethoven often resorted.

Bauer, chief secretary to the Austrian Embassy in London.

Baumeister, private secretary to the Archduke Rudolph.

Beethoven’s brother Carl, born at Bonn in 1774, instructed in music by Beethoven; afterwards came to Vienna, where he occupied the appointment of cashier in the Government Revenue (died Nov. 15, 1815).

His brother Johann, born in 1776, an apothecary, first in Linz, afterwards in Vienna, and at a later period proprietor of Gneixendorf, an estate near Krems, on the Danube; named by Beethoven, “Braineater,” “Pseudo-brother,” “Asinanios,” &c.

  His brother Ludwig Maria.

His father, Johann, son of Ludwig van Beethoven, Kapellmeister to the Elector of Cologne, Court tenor singer at the Electoral Chapel at Bonn, a man possessing no considerable mental endowments, but an excellent musician, and Beethoven’s first instructor in music.  Unhappily, he was so addicted to habits of intemperance, that he greatly impoverished his family, the care of which, owing to the father’s recklessness, devolved entirely upon his son Ludwig (died Dec. 1792).

  His grandfather, Ludwig van Beethoven, Kapellmeister to the Elector of
  Cologne (died 1774).

His mother, Maria Magdalena Kewerich, the wife, first of Leym of Ehrenbreitstein, cook to the Elector of Treves, and afterwards of Johann van Beethoven, in Bonn, Court tenor singer to the Elector of Cologne.  She gave birth to her illustrious son Ludwig on Dec. 17, 1770, and died July 17, 1787.

  His nephew, Carl, son of his brother Carl, Beethoven’s ward from the year
    Entered the Bloechlinger Institute, at Vienna, June 22, 1819. 
    Letters to him from Beethoven.

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