BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Thursday, August 28, 1823 (approximately)

Beethoven’s reminder/shopping list continues in Conversation Book 39.

  • Concerning the diploma. [This relates to the mention of the Swedish Embassy yesterday, and the honorary membership granted to Beethoven in the Royal Swedish Music Academy.]
  • Pens.
  • Combs for lice.
  • Pencils.
  • To Schlemmer. [Again, this seems to be a reminder to pay Schlemmer’s widow what was still due on copies of the Missa Solemnis and check on the progress of the other copies.]

He also makes a note of the customs charges between Baden and Vienna; Beethoven heads to Vienna to take care of business and his extensive reminder list tomorrow morning.