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

Today’s Leipzig Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung Nr.38 at col.622 includes a report of the concerts held in London between January and June of this year. Among the numerous reports, the Philharmonic Society in its fortnightly concerts performed sixteen symphonies. Beethoven’s “splendid and justifiably great” Symphony No. 8 in F was tried out in rehearsal but for unstated reasons was not given in concert.