BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Saturday, June 14, 1823 (very approximately)

In the morning, Beethoven writes a short, undated note to Schindler from Hetzendorf, complaining about the speed of the copyists for the Missa Solemnis. “Herr Above-and-nowhere who never arrives, Herr Above-ground-and-without-a-ground – everything was ready yesterday. So now you – go to [copyist Peter Paul] Gläser. In Hetzendorf, we will want you for dinner at half past two. If you show up later, we will have kept some for you.”

Brandenburg Letter 1656, Anderson Letter 1224. The location of the original is unknown, and this text is taken from the transcription by Ludwig Nohl, as his Letter 269.