Beethoven's easier variations offer a perfect vehicle for introducing the intermediate pianist to larger works without overwhelming him or her. The historical notes, practical performance tips and thoughtful recordings offer valuable insight and interpretative commentary that will inform teachers, students and performers about these attractive melodies, varied masterfully by the great composer.
Includes Six Variations on a Swiss Song, WoO 64, Nine Variations on “Quant' è più bello” from La Molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, WoO 69, Six Variations on “Nel cor più non mi sento” from La Molinara by Giovanni Paisiello, WoO 70, Eight Variations on “Une fièvre brûlante” from Richard Coeur-de-lion by André Ernest Modeste Grétry, WoO 72, and Six Variations in G Major, WoO 77.
Schirmer Performance Editions are designed for piano students and their teachers as well as for professional pianists. These editions offer insightful interpretive suggestions, pertinent fingering, and historical and stylistic commentary. Prepared by experienced artists and master teachers, these publications provide an accurate, well-informed score resource for pianists.