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Track(s) taken from APR7502
Recording details: May 1940
Columbia Records England, United Kingdom
Release date: September 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 17 seconds

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

Klavierstück in A minor 'Für Elise' WoO59  [3'17]  recorded 15 May 1940

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Steven Osborne (piano)
Lívia Rév (piano)
Myra Hess (piano)
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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