BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Wednesday, November 27, 1822

In a rekindling of the musical publishing wars over the Rossini operas earlier this year, Artaria & Co. at p.1091 of today’s Wiener Zeitung responds to S.A. Steiner by announcing its own set of Rossini’s complete operas in piano arrangement, with German and Italian texts, generally matching Steiner’s prices. Artaria also goes one better and announces the availability of Mozart’s operas Figaro and Titus [La clemenza di Tito] in piano arrangement.