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Leading From the Heart: Immortal Beloved

By: Bishop Laurie Haller, interim bishop of the Dakotas Conference

Beethoven painting

Painting of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Joseph Karl Stieler made in the year 1820. Courtesy of Wikipedia; public domain.

In the midst of a persistent Pandemic, there is still joy!
Last Saturday night, Gary and I went to the Des Moines Symphony. The program, called “Immortal Beloved,”  was inspired by a series of love letters that Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), a life-long bachelor, wrote to a woman whose identity is one of the great mysteries of classical music. The letters, addressed to “my angel” and “immortal beloved,” were written in pencil in rough draft form and were never sent. They were discovered not long after Beethoven’s death in 1827 in a secret drawer in his Vienna apartment, interspersed with his music...

Read Bishop Laurie's full blogpost here.


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