Introduction and Waltz in F, Anhang 17 (5.52 MB) (mp3)
Performer: Armando Orlandi
Willy Hess in his description of this composition flatly states that it is a forgery. It originally appeared in January 1835 in "Musical Magazine" with the claim, "composed by Beethoven, but never published before." Jack Werner, who compiled a good many faux Beethoven works in the 1950s also issued an edition of this, falsely claiming it to be the first printing. It probably belongs on the scrap heap of things attributed to Beethoven after his death when he could no longer defend his good musical name, purely to part cash from the customers of publishers.