Gertrude's Dream, waltz for piano, Anhang 16, nr. 2 (mp3)
Performer: Mark S. Zimmer
Author: Mark S. Zimmer
This waltz is almost certainly not by Beethoven (who wrote practically zero waltzes, and nothing in the style of this composition). It was first published in 1852 by Schuberth in Leipzig as being a Beethoven composition. No autograph or sketches exist and as noted the style is wholly unlike Beethoven. The actual composer is unknown. The piece did become enormously popular and was a fixture of amateur pianists' repertoires well into the 20th century.