The only condition was that Beethoven was not to leave Vienna.
Beethoven wrote the last quartets amidst failing health. While Beethoven was successful at having his nephew removed from her custody in Februarythe case was not fully resolved untiland he was frequently preoccupied by the demands of the litigation and seeing to the welfare of Karl, whom he first placed in a private school.
Musicologists have identified a theme similar to those of his Third Symphony in a set of variations written in A statue to Mozart had been unveiled in Salzburg, Austria in In the yearLudwig fell in love with a lady, Countess Julie Guicciardi whom he met while he was teaching Josephine Brunsvik how to play the piano.
He also studied violin under Ignaz Schuppanzigh. Johann and Maria had a total of seven children and out of the seven only three survived. Over the following years, the feeling that Ludwig was the successor of Mozart in the music world grew so much as he displayed the talents and mannerist in terms of music as Mozart displayed.
Beethoven, like all of Europe, watched with a mixture of awe and terror; he admired, abhorred and, to an extent, identified with Napoleon, a man of seemingly superhuman capabilities, only one year older than himself and also of obscure birth.
His mother died shortly thereafter, and his father lapsed deeper into alcoholism.
Waldstein The compositions belonging to the years at Bonn—excluding those probably begun at Bonn but revised and completed in Vienna—are of more interest to the Beethoven student than to the ordinary music lover.