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Theme & Variations on a Swiss Air (piano original)


This is Beethoven's original piano version of his Six Variations on a Swiss Air WoO 64. It is an excellent piece enabling players to identify many of the stylistic elements that feature in Beethoven's compositions. The simple theme needs to be clearly articulated and played with a detached but not staccato articulation. The WoO is short for Work without Opus Number and there are many jewels found in this category of work by Beethoven. A tempo of 132 quarter note beats to the minute is recommended for the playing of the theme and variations although variations 2 & 3 need to be played at a slightly slower tempo. The movement has performance detail and suggested fingering.





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