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Josephine Deym, Brief an Ludwig van Beethoven, Wien, vermutlich Winter 1806/07, Autograph, Konzept

Beethoven-Haus Bonn, Sammlung H. C. Bodmer, HCB BBr 84b (1)

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Josephine von Deym describes her love for Beethoven, but decidedly declines any further approaches. After Beethoven and Josephine Deym had written intimate letters to one another in winter 1804/05, their relationship noticeably cooled in 1806; Beethoven's love was too insistent and demanding for Josephine, she also energetically repulsed his petty jealousies. The break occurred in September 1807.

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