Für Elise

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Für Elise (For Elise). Bagatelle in A minor for pf. by Beethoven, comp. c.1810. Autograph score is inscribed ‘Für Elise am 27 April zur Erinnerung von L. v. Bthvn’. Theory put forward by Max Unger that ‘Elise’ may have been copyist's misreading of Therese ( von Brunswick) with whom Beethoven was in love and among whose papers the score was discovered. Pubd. 1867.