Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven in ‘IMMORTAL BELOVED’ 1994. by Bernard Rose. Photos by Keith Hamshere.
While still in bed my thoughts turn towards you my Immortal Beloved, now and then happy, then sad again, waiting whether fate might answer us - I can only live either wholly with you or not at all …
Be calm; for only by calmly considering our lives can we achieve our purpose of living together. - be calm - love me - today - yesterday - What yearning with tears for you - you - you my life – my everything - farewell - oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your Beloved
forever us. ”
— excerpt from a love letter written by Ludwig van Beethoven.