BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Saturday, June 30, 1821

Today’s Wiener Zeitung contains at page 3 a large advertisement for the third and final part of Friedrich Starke’s Wiener Pianoforte-Schule (Vienna Piano School). You will recall that on New Year’s Day of this year, Beethoven made a gift to Starke of five little piano pieces for inclusion in this volume. Those five bagatelles eventually would be collected as Beethoven’s op.119/7 through 11. The book was now available from multiple dealers and also from the author himself.

Alfred Brendel plays op.119/11 here: