It’s like Antiques Roadshow on steroids, right? Who would have ever expected part of an original composition by Beethoven to show up in Greenwich, CT?

Brendan Ryan noticed it right away.

A professional appraiser, he recently visited the home of a Greenwich woman who was looking to sell some belongings, when his eyes lit on a yellowing sheet of music behind glass, stippled with notes.

More than just a musical composition, the sheet was ferociously dotted with German words, directions and symbols that practically flew off the page with manic intensity.

“When I saw it, I knew what it was. I’d seen his handwriting before,” said Ryan, who works for Butterscotch Auction Gallery in Bedford, N.Y.

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