Schubert, Opus 10, Variations

🎼🎶 Friday, June 25, 2021

In 1822, though Beethoven was the towering figure in Vienna’s musical life, the 25-year-old Franz Schubert had already made a name for himself with songs including his Opus 1, “Der Erlkönig” (The Elf-king) and Opus 2 “Gretchen am Spinnrad” (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel).

 

When Schubert published his first substantial instrumental composition, the Opus 10 “Variations on a French Theme for Piano Duet”, it was dedicated to Beethoven from his “worshiper and admirer Franz Schubert”, and the composer personally went to Beethoven’s home to present the dedication. It’s not known if Beethoven was there to receive it, but it’s said that he enjoyed playing the variations with his nephew Karl.

https://youtu.be/kmq-RSA-7kU

Schubert - 8 Variations on a French Song (Four Hands: Christian Ivaldi and Jean-Claude Pennetier) )
Schubert - 8 Variations on a French Song (Four Hands: Christian Ivaldi and Jean-Claude Pennetier) )

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  • John Scialdone
    published this page in Daily Beethoven 2021-06-25 11:43:31 -0400

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