BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Wednesday, November 28, 1821

The continuing popularity of Weber’s opera Der Freischütz is demonstrated by a large ad in today’s Wiener Zeitung for a publication by S.A. Steiner & Co. of numbers from the opera, including the Overture, arranged for two and four-hands piano. This sizable advertisement is repeated incessantly over the next few months.

Steven Mayer plays Franz Liszt’s 1846 transcription of the overture to Der Freischütz, S.575 here: