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Piano Piece in A minor WoO 59 (Fur Elise)

Piano Solo

By Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano solo Piano solo - SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)
Piano Solo. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Otto von Irmer. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical Period. Single piece (softcover). With introductory text. 5 pages. G. Henle #HN 128. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480128).

Item Number: HL.51480128

9x12 inches.

The opening of Beethoven's 'Fur Elise' is possibly the best-known piece of 'classical' music alongside the beginning of Mozart's 'Little Night Music'. Incidentally, the musical world has always puzzled over the identity of 'Elise'. She is the dedicatee in the first edition that was only published in 1867 by Ludwig Nohl. He would have been able to consult the autograph at the time - but today it has disappeared. A draft of the work, in the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, bears no dedication. Thus the mystery surrounding 'Elise' will probably never been resolved, which will not, however, affect the work's popularity.

About SMP Level 6 (Late Intermediate)

4-note chords in both hands with large stretches and leaps. Irregular and complicated rhythms.

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  • 5

    Decatur, GA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 03, 2008 Simple but Beautiful Classic

    I learned this song when I was about 10. I am now 50. I wanted to own an urtext version because the song is one of my favorite ones to play. The music has such a great flow to it. Additionally, I love the look and feel of urtext music...

    . No glare, big, boldly printed notes. I love Beethoven and also the fact that he has beautiful music for pianists of all levels.

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