The museum was opened on 10 May 1893 during the second chamber music festival. It was extended several times. Today, HP Pavilion dv7-1180eo Battery it houses the largest Beethoven collection in the world.
The work of the middle period established Beethoven as a master. In a review from 1810, he was enshrined by E. T. A. HP Pavilion dv7-1118eg Battery Hoffmann as one of the three great “Romantic” composers; Hoffman called Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony “one of the most important works of the age.”
Personal and family difficulties
Beethoven’s love life was hampered by class issues. HP Pavilion dv7-1118eo BatteryIn late 1801 he met a young countess, Julie (”Giulietta”) Guicciardi through the Brunsvik family, at a time when he was giving regular piano lessons to Josephine Brunsvik. Beethoven mentions his love for Julie in a November 1801 letter to his boyhood friend, HP Pavilion dv7-1119ef BatteryFranz Wegeler, but he could not consider marrying her, due to the class difference. Beethoven later dedicated to her his Sonata No. 14, now commonly known as the “Moonlight” Sonata.
His relationship with Josephine Brunsvik deepened after the death in 1804 of her aristocratic first husband, HP Pavilion dv7-1119em Batterythe Count Joseph Deym. Beethoven wrote Josephine 15 passionate love letters between late 1804 to around 1809/10. Although his feelings were obviously reciprocated, Josephine was forced by her family to withdraw from him in 1807. HP Pavilion dv7-1120ed Battery She cited her “duty” and the fact that she would have lost the custodianship of her aristocratic children had she remarried to a commoner. After Josephine married Baron von Stackelberg in 1810, Beethoven may have proposed unsuccessfully to Therese Malfatti, the supposed dedicatee of “Für Elise”;HP Pavilion dv7-1120ef Battery  his status as a commoner may again have interfered with those plans.
In the spring of 1811 Beethoven became seriously ill, suffering headaches and high fever. On the advice of his doctor, he spent six weeks in the Bohemian spa town of Teplitz. The following winter, HP Pavilion dv7-1120eg Batterywhich was dominated by work on the Seventh symphony, he was again ill, and his doctor ordered him to spend the summer of 1812 at the spa Teplitz. It is certain that he was at Teplitz when he wrote a love letter to his “Immortal Beloved.” The identity of the intended recipient has long been a subject of debate; HP Pavilion dv7-1120eo Batterycandidates include Julie Guicciardi, Therese Malfatti, Josephine Brunsvik, and Antonie Brentano.