The subject pleased Beethoven, only he wished to have certain passages altered, which Grillparzer readily consented to do.
Grillparzer has left us an account of his attempt to collaborate with Beethoven on an opera in his Erinnerungen an Beethoven.
Brother Johann says: Grillparzer is coming to-morrow—that is no affair of yours.
At first blush Beethoven was much pleased with the book, and he wrote Grillparzer a letter which delighted the poet.
He shows thorough appreciation of dramatists like Kleist and Immermann and young Grillparzer.
Lichnowsky tells him that the management of the theatre is willing to do anything asked of it and is negotiating with Grillparzer.
Grillparzer has promised to write one for me,—indeed, he has already written one; but we can not understand each other.
One of these children was Grillparzer, afterward famous as a poet.
Thayer saw Grillparzer on July 4, 1860, and got from him a confirmation of both incidents here narrated.
Grillparzer had little capacity for an official career and regarded his office merely as a means of independence.