BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Saturday, November 23, 1822

The musical advertisements in today’s Wiener Zeitung at p.1080 include S.A. Steiner & Co.’s offering of the complete operas of Rossini in piano arrangements, with German and Italian texts. Although Rossini Fever is not quite what it was in the spring when the composer was in Vienna personally, his works continue to be by far the most popular in the city.

Gioacchino Rossini, 1816