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  • Gail Luddie Elder Small

    Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved: Part III

    PART 3. Good morning, on July 7 (or, “Steady, Happy Love”) “…my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly…” Maybe you’ve confronted some of the ways that happiness and unhappiness can intertwine in loving a person: I miss …

  • Brian Leo Small

    Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved: Part II

    PART 2. Evening, Monday, July 6 (or, “Love, Firm as Heaven”) “Is not our love truly a heavenly structure, and also as firm as the vault of Heaven?” Of firm things, the vault of Heaven might not be the first to come to mind. Grips, …

  • Anne Worbes Beethoven Small

    Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved: Part I

    PART 1. July 6, in the morning (or, “Love’s Demands”) “My angel, my all, my very self –” So Beethoven begins the first of three parts comprising the letter to his Immortal Beloved. In a lyrical line to this beloved woman he writes, “Love demands …