BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Monday, February 10, 1823

Beethoven finally gets a loan against one of his bank shares today, getting the sum of 800 florins from Wolf Isaak Nassau, a member of the Vienna Jewish community on Kohlmarket, who regularly loaned on state paper. Beethoven makes a note in Conversation Book 23 at 10v confirming the amount borrowed. [If this loan was arranged through Attorney Bach, the Conversation Book covering that discussion is missing.]

Schindler years later adds some phony entries on the blank space on this page, talking about Sturm [Symphony in G minor] by Kozeluch and the overtures to Leonore and Coriolan.

It’s time to pay some debts. Beethoven writes a note to tailor Joseph Lind, saying he will come by Lind’s shop Wednesday the 12th at 4 in the afternoon to make everything right. Brandenburg Letter 1565, Anderson Letter 1129. The original letter is in the Berlin Staatsbibliothek (aut. 35,33), and can be seen here: