Just in time for Beethoven's 250th birthday, a previously unknown piano piece by the composer has been found in the Austrian National Library in Vienna. The work was recorded on two pages in a collection of sketches by Ludwig van Beethoven dating from the years 1790-1792. Among the multitude of different sketches in this milti-page collection, an Andante piano piece had been discovered some time ago. However, another complete little piano piece, previously overlooked, was also hidden on the first page. This newly-discovered piece does not bear a title and begins immediately following a previous sketch, making it difficult to find.
The short 16-bar piece does not yet bear an opus number or WoO number. It bears the musical character of a Ländler and has been titled Ländlerischer Tanz. Beethoven denotes the melodic line of the piece without gaps, even revising it in a few places, and noting the accompaniment in abbreviated form.
- EAN: 0800522003615
- UPC: 800522003615
- ISBN: 9783850558037 (3850558037)
- ISMN: 9790500574248 (M500574248)