The autograph of Beethoven's Klavierstück
für Elise was headed Für Elise (? presumably:
Therese) am 27. April zur Erinnerung
von L. v. Bthvn. The appellation Elise, retained
to the present day, originates from
Ludwig Nohl who discovered the autograph.
Max Unger regarded this however
as a misinterpretation and was of opinion
that the piece had been dedicated to Therese
Malfatti, daughter of Beethoven's physician,
in whose property the autograph
remained for a long period of time (cf.
M. Unger, Beethovens Klavierstück für
Elise, published in Die Musik XV/5). As
the autograph has disappeared in the
meantime, this will certainly remain a