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Topic: Fur Elise = Fur Therese  (Read 12560 times)

Offline presto agitato

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Fur Elise = Fur Therese
on: October 20, 2006, 07:31:46 PM
Did you know that the orginal title of this ultra-famous piano work is "Fur Therese". The editor made a big mistake LOL.

Beethoven also dedicated one of his piano sonatas to Countess Therese von Brunsvik
Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major Op 78
The masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the cocomposer what he ought to have composed.

--Alfred Brendel--
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Offline Waldszenen

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Re: Fur Elise = Fur Therese
Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 05:43:10 AM
Good you noticed :)

It was probably why Therese rejected Beethoven's futile marriage proposal. :(
Fortune favours the musical.

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Re: Fur Elise = Fur Therese
Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006, 09:19:46 AM
It looked like "Elise" with his handwritting.

Offline ksnmohan

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Re: Fur Elise = Fur Therese
Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006, 03:56:22 PM
It was not quite  the Editor. The discoverer of this piece, Her Ludwig Nohl, "mistranscribed" the title when he gave the work for publishing in 1865. Beethoven's autographed title had been obviously lost.

Quoting from Wikipedia

"In some parts of Taiwan, Iran and most probably in other countries, the tune is played by garbage trucks to notify people to bring their trash out to be picked up.

In Brazil and Turkey the tune is played on trucks that sell gas cylinders to notify people that the truck is nearby"

Music for the ears indeed for today's Thereses and Elises living in these countries!

Offline kempff1234

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Re: Fur Elise = Fur Therese
Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006, 04:04:28 PM
It was not quite  the Editor. The discoverer of this piece, Her Ludwig Nohl, "mistranscribed" the title when he gave the work for publishing in 1865. Beethoven's autographed title had been obviously lost.

Quoting from Wikipedia

"In some parts of Taiwan, Iran and most probably in other countries, the tune is played by garbage trucks to notify people to bring their trash out to be picked up.

In Brazil and Turkey the tune is played on trucks that sell gas cylinders to notify people that the truck is nearby"

Music for the ears indeed for today's Thereses and Elises living in these countries!

As an Iranian, I am ashamed of this...
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