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BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Wednesday, May 29, 1822

Nikolaus Simrock, having received from Franz Brentano a copy of Beethoven’s letter of May 19th (the original remained in Brentano’s possession), responds cordially, thanking him for communicating that letter. He regrets that Beethoven’s illness contributes to the delay in Simrock receiving the Missa Solemnis. He reminds Brentano that the agreed-upon …