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Beethoven's Love Letters



This letter to an unnamed "Immortal Beloved" was found in the personal papers of Ludwig van Beethoven after his death in 1827. Though there's debate over whom the letters were written to, there's not much debate about whether or not Beethoven had it bad for the woman. A snippet:
My bosom is full, to tell you much — there are moments when I find that speech is nothing at all. Brighten up — remain my true and only treasure, my all, as I to you. The rest the gods must send, what must be for us and shall.

Your faithful

Ludwig

Read the rest on Letters of Note. Link

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The decades-long assumption that this letter is written to a woman is interesting. There seems to be nothing indicating so in the translation. I'm not a language scholar; does German have nuances of language that would indicate the gender of the intended recipient?
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