For some truly and astonishingly wretched
Beethoven one can do no worse than listen to the horrid arrangements of folksongs that he made between 1809-1820 for George Thompson of the Board of Trustees for the Encouragement of Art and Manufacture in Scotland
. He made about one hundred and forty of these...things. (Ludwig would do anything for money
Highlights? "Bonny Laddie, Highland Laddie." Quite quite bad. "Sally In Our Alley." Much much worse. "Farewell Bliss and Farewell Nancy." Faugh, fie, feh. Taken all in all, the nether regions of Ludwig's body of work.