Waltz for Piano in F Major, Anh.15 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

Authorship Note
This work is almost certainly falsely attributed to Beethoven. See comments.

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PDF scanned by Luca Canetti
IloveKaori (2020/9/13)

Editor Pietro Montani (1895-1967)
Publisher. Info. Milano: G. Ricordi & C., n.d. (reprinted 1981). Plate 128020.
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General Information

Work Title Farewell to the Piano
Alternative. Title Adieu; "Glaube, Liebe, und Hoffnung"
Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Anh.15
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILB 347
Key F major
First Publication. 1838
Average DurationAvg. Duration 5 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano

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Adieux to the Piano, Anhang 15 (falsely attributed to Beethoven)

This piece was one of the greatly popular parlor pieces for the piano during much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Unfortunately, although attributed to Beethoven, it is almost certainly not actually one of his compositions. During the 19th century unscrupulous publishers would frequently attempt to improve sales of their works by slapping Beethoven's name onto them. This little waltz in F was originally published in 1838 by G. Crantz in Berlin and later by Boosey in London under the title "Beethoven's Adieu to the Piano, being his Last Composition." It was certainly not his last composition, and since it appears nowhere in the sketchbooks nor in any publication during Beethoven's lifetime, it must be viewed with a suspicious eye. Although it is impossible to identify the composer, given the Romantic harmonies he clearly belonged to a younger generation than Beethoven. - unheardbeethoven.org