BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Wednesday, December 18, 1822

According to the Leipzig Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, January 22, 1823 (Nr. 4 at col.56), a subscription concert in Berlin today by the Bliesener brothers, included a full performance of Beethoven’s Sinfonia eroica, op.55. At the same concert, Dem. Caroline Lithanger played an unspecified piano concerto by Beethoven and a Rondo from Clementi’s Gradus ad Parnassum.

Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony is played here by West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Barenboim as part of the BBC Proms: