These two short and simple sonatines in G and F major were already published during Beethoven's lifetime, around 1807. Since then, due to their obvious beauty, they have occupied a privileged place in the repertoire for beginners. It is, however, highly unlikely that they were actually from Beethoven's hand. This is why they are not provided with an opus number, but are listed under Anh. 5 in the catalog of his works. The fingerings of this Urtext edition are by Walther Lampe. After having been Clara Schumann's pupil on the piano, his last student was Günter Henle, founder of our publishing house. According to Henle, Lampe was "a leading concert pianist". He was also one of the greatest piano educators of his time.