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Lost Work of Beethoven Found

Page of manuscript from Beethoven Opus 101. Public domain

Musicologist Peter McCallum has found a previously unknown work of Ludwig van Beethoven. The manuscript was hidden among the pages of his last sketchbook. Beethoven kept extensive notebooks, writing and revising his works on paper constantly. This bagatelle (or short, light musical piece) was simply overlooked for many years, unrecognized as a separate work among the pages of Beethoven's spidery shorthand. McCallum's wife Stephanie McCallum has recorded the piece. It's a simple, bright tune you will certainly enjoy. View the actual script and hear the tune, Bagatelle in F Minor at Sydney Morning Herald. The sheet music is available from PianoStreet.com, a source for this article.

11/19/11