BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TDOAY: Wednesday, February 4, 1824

Today’s Wiener Zeitung at 124 has an advertisement from Cappi & Diabelli with a number of works by Ferdinand Ries, Beethoven’s former pupil. Among these are a March with Trio for pianoforte; Fantasy for pianoforte on favorite themes from Rossini’s opera Zelmira, op.121; Rondeau for pianoforte on the cavatina “una voce poco fà” from Rossini’s opera Barber of Seville; Rondoletto for pianoforte op.54; and Rondo for pianoforte on the Cavatina Di piacco mi balza from Rossini’s opera La Gazza ladra, op.89.