BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Friday, January 10, 1823

The firm of Sauer & Leidesdorf today advertises in the Wiener Zeitung at p. 28 a two-volume set of new and original German dance music for piano for Carnival 1823. Among the contributors to this volume are Carl Czerny and Franz Schubert, among many others. The publisher promises that these waltzes will soon appear for piano four hands as well as other instruments.

In his youth, Beethoven had contributed to similar endeavors for the Vienna dance seasons, but he has not done so for over twenty years at this point.