BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO: Wednesday, May 7, 1823

Beethoven talks to Brother Johann, who picked up the shirts and linens for Ludwig he had requested. Johann says that Ludwig needs to go see publisher Anton Diabelli. “I believe it will go well with him. Everything is already in order.” [This discussion presumably relates to the Diabelli Variations, op.120.]

Conversation Book 32, 33r.

Johann Cappi advertises the Four Fugues for Piano, op.5, by Simon Sechter that are dedicated to Beethoven once again today, along with Sechter’s Three Fugures for Piano op.1; Three Fugues for the Organ or Piano op.2; and Three Fugues for Piano op.4. Wiener Zeitung, at 422.