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Für Elise, which real name is Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor, WoO 59 for solo piano, is one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most popular compositions. It was composed in 1810, but was only published in 1867, 40 years after Beethoven's death.
The name Für Elise comes from the autograph titled Für Elise am 27 April 1810 zur Erinnerung von L. v. Beethoven (For Elise on April 27, 1810, as a remembrance of L. v. Beethoven). Beethoven scholars do not know for certain who this Elise was. However, it is widely believed that she was Therese Malfatti von Rohrenbach zu Dezza (1792-1851), whom Beethoven intended to marry in 1810 but who declined his proposal.
Für Elise is a timeless classic that can make a beautiful prelude to a wedding.
|Composer||Ludwig van Beethoven|
|Difficulty||Grade 7/12 (Intermediate)|
|Original Key||A Minor|