BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Monday, July 1, 1822

A new kitchen maid starts working for Beethoven today. Since the autumn of 1817, Beethoven regularly employed two female servants, a housekeeper and a kitchen maid. This new maid will last not quite a month before being fired. Beethoven’s Notizenkalendar, Berlin Staatsbibliothek aut.35,87b, p.7.