BEETHOVEN 200 YEARS AGO TODAY: Thursday, August 29, 1822 (approximately)

Sometime near the end of August, Archduke Rudolph heads to his archbishopric in Olmütz. His removal allows Beethoven the ability to move to Baden bei Wien for a few weeks for more intensive spa treatments, since Beethoven will no longer need to stay as close to Vienna for the Archduke’s twice-weekly composition lessons.