Beethoven, Bacchus and Apollo

Beethoven, Bacchus and Apollo

Ludwigpicture

 Beethoven called himself “Bacchus incarnate”, “a Son of Apollo”, “a Priest of Apollo”, “a Christian and in Apollo”.

Beethoven “Priest of Apollo”:

“… The correspondence and the forwarding take too much of my time, and a priest of Apollo ought anyhow to be spared this. Unfortunately circumstances demand that one’s thoughts must be turned from the celestial sphere earthwards…” (Beethoven’s Letter to “… SCHLESINGER, Music Publisher, Berlin, Baden, July 15th, 1825).” (“BEETHOVEN’S LETTERS A CRITICAL EDITION WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES BY DR. A. C. KALISCHER TRANSLATED WITH PREFACE BY J. S. SHEDLOCK, B.A.”)

Beethoven: a Christian and in Apollo:

In a Letter to his Friend “Hauschka” (Baden, September 23, 1824), Beethoven writes to him in a postscript, calling himself: “a Christian and in Apollo, B.”.

In the “Orphic Hymn to Mise” or “Mises”, whom the ancients identified with Moses or Musaeus, the “Disciple” of Orpheus, Bacchus, or Dionysus the Lawgiver, is invoked as “Iacchus the Liberator” (Bacchos, Iacchos Iacchob or Jacob) and as the Son of “the Venerable Goddess Isis”.

READ ON:

http://www.testimonios-de-un-discipulo.com/Beethoven-Bacchus-Jacob.html

 

Advertisements

About EdwardianPiano

I am a classical music enthusiast, history geek, artist and writer.
This entry was posted in Ludwig van Beethoven, Spirituality and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s