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Track(s) taken from CDH55194
Recording details: June 1985
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Release date: May 1987
Total duration: 3 minutes 8 seconds

'An adventurous and well-devised recital, as well played as it is recorded' (Gramophone)

'A wholly delectable recital, and not just for children either. First class. Highly recommended for late-night listening' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

Klavierstück in A minor 'Für Elise', WoO59
composer
27 April 1810; Für Elise [or, Therese] am 27. April zur Erinnerung an L. v. Bthvn

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Steven Osborne (piano)
Eileen Joyce (piano)
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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Für Elise dates from 1808 or 1810 and is a small chip indeed from the workshop that in the latter year produced, for example, the opus 95 string quartet. It is a popular and appealing piece, however, first published as late as 1867. The manuscript is lost, but it may have been inscribed ‘Für Therese’, signifying Therese Malfatti to whom Beethoven seems to have proposed (unsuccessfully) in 1810.

from notes by Max Harrison © 1986


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