* 1st piano sonata similar to theme of finale of
Mozart's symphony #40.
* Possibly false - Kyrie of Mass in D was used as
a wrapping paper for butter (a mistake of the cook).
* In Vienna, engrossed in thought, he once found
himself utterly lost in a remote village outside of Vienna. As dusk
descended and rain began falling, he prowled around house windows
looking for help, which soon caused the local police to arrive and
arrest him as a vagrant. "But I am Beethoven", he protested....finally
it took the mayor of the town to identify the composer. The mayer
then provided a special coach to take Beethoven back to his home
with deep apologies.
* Maximilian Friedrich [1708-1784] - Elector Succeeded
by Maximilian Franz [1756-1801] - Elector (younger brother of Emp.
Joseph II) * Emperor Joseph II - reformist and enlightened ruler.
Died Feb 1790.
* Per Marie Elisabeth Tellenbach: Solomon mistranslations
of prostitution issues, etc. Suggests B. did not use them and errors
w/ respect to Antonie Brentano. [ref: B.Nwsltr v8#3/v9#1]
* Modling 6 miles N. of Baden (approx. 1 hour by
* Baden 16 miles S/W of Vienna
* Story in Forbes Magazine 4/25/94 - Martin Lobkowicz,
a boston resident, granted 70,000 volumes of music scores including
3rd symphony original manuscript. as heir to Prince Lobkowitz.
60 Kreuzer = 1 Silver Florin = 1 Gulden
4.5 Florin = 1 Ducat (1820)
----------> 50 Florin 1826 = 33 British Pounds in 1984 (~$70.00)
---------->650 Reichsthaler 1822 = 637 British Pounds in 1984
1793 Luxury life for single person = approx 1200 florin / year
1793 Restaurant costs ~ 33-39 Kreutzer for midday meal.
1803 Theater orchestra musician's salary: ~ 400 fl / year.
1803 Middle level bureaucrat's salary: 1000-2000 fl /year
"... Yes, what is to touch the heart must
come from above; otherwise it is merely notes, body without spirit"
[L. Decade pp124-5]
"... from the heart - may it penitrate to the heart" [L.Decade
"... the Lydian mode is most suited to tragedies and songs
that can move the soul and draw it out of itself." [L. Decade