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    Varations on a late piano sketch from Beethoven

    Recently a short sketch for a Bagatelle from 1826 was identified among Beethoven's sketches. On this beautiful melancholic theme, which actually is the last(!) idea Beethoven sketched for the piano, I wrote 7 variations for piano elaborating the melody itself as also the bass line: Theme Andante - Allegretto - Moderato - Allegro - Allegro agitato - Cantabile - Lento - Allegro ma non troppo (Fugato).

    http://gerdprengel.de/var_bagatelle.mp3

    http://gerdprengel.de/var_bagatelle.pdf (score)


    See also http://www.smh.com.au/interactive/20...ork/index.html

    I hope you like it
    Gerd

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    Re: Varations on a late piano sketch from Beethoven

    Hi, Nice work on this, I enjoyed hearing your playing very much.
    If I understand correctly, the brief bit I heard on the link you gave was the basis for all the variations you created? That is pretty amazing, and I'm even more amazed that someone could de-code the hieroglyphics on the handwritten page I saw displayed. Thanks for sharing! John

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    Re: Varations on a late piano sketch from Beethoven

    Quote Originally Posted by bigears View Post
    even more amazed that someone could de-code the hieroglyphics on the handwritten page
    Actually only the first 2 lines of that page belong to this piece and this is actually readable. It was discovered by an Australien professor, Mr. Peter McCallum.

    Gerd

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    Re: Varations on a late piano sketch from Beethoven

    Hello, Gerd

    Thanks very much for this interesting post! You've carried on for The Master in a very admirable way. I appreciate having the opportunity to hear what you've done.

    Randy

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