Ludwig Van Beethoven 6 Variations on a Swiss Song WoO 64 A Score for Solo Piano

This edition also includes an introductory biography of Beethoven written by Joseph Otten.

Ludwig Van Beethoven   6 Variations on a Swiss Song   WoO 64   A Score for Solo Piano

Beethoven's Six variations on a Swiss song was composed between 1790 and 1792 amd published in 1798. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) was a seminal German composer. He had a significant influence on the transition from the Classical to the Romantic era of music, and to this day he is considered to be one the most celebrated and important composers of all time. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Beethoven's music, and it constitutes a must-have for collectors of important classical scores. Classic Music Collection constitutes an extensive library of the most well-known and universally enjoyed works of classical music ever composed, reproduced from authoritative editions for the enjoyment of musicians and music students the world over. This edition also includes an introductory biography of Beethoven written by Joseph Otten.

Variations on a Swiss Song

" Perhaps the most amusing aspect of this work is Beethoven's use of the staccato notes to imitate the clipped Swiss-German dialect.

Variations on a Swiss Song

Ludwig van Beethoven's Variations on a Swiss Song, K. WoO 64, was composed in 1790, when the composer was not over twenty years of age. This selection, long a favorite of piano students and teachers, becomes even more interesting when the story behind the work is known. To understand exactly how this piece should be performed the first question that needs answering is, "Variations on what Swiss song?" The name of the song is Dursli and Babeli, and the melody and the words may be found in almost any late eighteenth-century or early nineteenth-century collection of old Swiss or German folk tunes. Among the most famous collections that include it are those of Reichardt, Herder and Müller. These sources date between 1781 and 1789. While some nineteenth century sources present the text of this song with as many as eleven verses, and with some changes in the words to the original stanzas, only seven verses were known when Beethoven wrote his variations, and the song was very popular. Goethe was said to be very fond of this song, which he describes as "a charming story of peasant love." The poet Herder wrote, "The melody is light and soaring like a lark, and the dialect swings the words along in a way that can scarcely be appreciated when one simply sees them on paper." Perhaps the most amusing aspect of this work is Beethoven's use of the staccato notes to imitate the clipped Swiss-German dialect. This piece provides an excellent example of the composer's use of three kinds of articulation marks, namely the wedge which indicated a normal staccato (not necessarily accented); the dot which was held a bit longer, and the dot under the slur, which was held still longer. It will be noted by those who have even a slight knowledge of the German language that the dialect used in the poem has staccato characteristics.

Variations Volume II

Titles: * 9 Variations on a March by Dressler * 9 Variations on "Quanto e bello" by Paisiello * 6 Variations on "Nel co piu" by Paisiello * 12 Variations on a Minuet a la Vigano by Haibl * 8 Variations on "Une fièvre brûlante" by Grétry ...

Variations  Volume II

Titles: * 9 Variations on a March by Dressler * 9 Variations on "Quanto e bello" by Paisiello * 6 Variations on "Nel co piu" by Paisiello * 12 Variations on a Minuet a la Vigano by Haibl * 8 Variations on "Une fièvre brûlante" by Grétry * 10 Variations on "La stessa, la stessissima" by Salieri * 7 Variations on "Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen" by Winter * 8 Variations on "Tändeln and Scherzen" by Süssmayr * 13 Variations on "Es war einmal ein alter Mann" by Dittersdorf * 6 Easy Variations on an Original Theme * 6 Easy Variations on a Swiss Song * 7 Variations on "God Save the King" * 5 Variations on "Rule Britannia" * 8 Variations on "Ich hab ein kleines Hüttchen nur"

Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature

Variations Six Variations on a Swiss Song , WoO 64 A charming and popular work featuring a theme and six variations . ... W. Palmer has discovered the song Dursli and Babeli upon which this variation set is based .

Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature

This reference book is an invaluable resource for teachers, students and performers for evaluating and selecting piano solo literature. Concise and thoroughly researched, thousands of works, from the Baroque through the Contemporary periods, have been graded and evaluated in detail. Includes an alphabetical list of composers, explanations of works and much more.

Beethoven Library of Piano Works

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Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire third edition

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"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher? The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.

13 Most Popular Pieces

This Swiss song , as Beethoven knew it , had exactly seven verses ; one for the theme , and one for each variation . It is the story of a farmer's daughter , Babeli , and her young lover , Dusle . The 1st verse tells of Babeli ...

13 Most Popular Pieces

A diverse collection of Beethoven's most familiar keyboard works is contained in this volume, including the "Menuet in G Major," "Für Elise" and the first movement of the "Moonlight Sonata." Other works include bagatelles, variations and easier sonata movements. Arranged in order of difficulty, each piece is prefaced by a short description.

Variations

Includes: 9 Variations on a March by Dressler * 9 Variations on "Quanto e bello" by Paisiello * 6 Variations on "Nel co piu" by Paisiello * 12 Variations on a Minuet a la Vigano by Haibl * 8 Variations on "Une fi vre br lante" by Gr try * ...

Variations

Includes: 9 Variations on a March by Dressler * 9 Variations on "Quanto e bello" by Paisiello * 6 Variations on "Nel co piu" by Paisiello * 12 Variations on a Minuet a la Vigano by Haibl * 8 Variations on "Une fievre brulante" by Gretry * 10 Variations on "La stessa, la stessissima" by Salieri * 7 Variations on "Kind, willst du ruhig schlafen" by Winter * 8 Variations on "Tandeln and Scherzen" by Sussmayr * 13 Variations on "Es war einmal ein alter Mann" by Dittersdorf * 6 Easy Variations on an Original Theme * 6 Easy Variations on a Swiss Song * 7 Variations on "God Save the King" * 5 Variations on "Rule Britannia" * 8 Variations on "Ich hab ein kleines Huttchen nur." 103 pages."

Sound Music and Motion

4.5 Six Easy Variations on a Swiss Song (Beethoven, WoO 64) On Six Easy Variations on a Swiss Song (L. van Beethoven, WoO 64), we use a longer reduced query with two anacrousis (Fig. 7). The theme being eleven bars long, and the query ...

Sound  Music  and Motion

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, CMMR 2013, held in Marseille, France, in October 2013. The 38 conference papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 94 submissions. The chapters reflect the interdisciplinary nature of this conference with following topics: augmented musical instruments and gesture recognition, music and emotions: representation, recognition, and audience/performers studies, the art of sonification, when auditory cues shape human sensorimotor performance, music and sound data mining, interactive sound synthesis, non-stationarity, dynamics and mathematical modeling, image-sound interaction, auditory perception and cognitive inspiration, and modeling of sound and music computational musicology.

Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire Fourth Edition

... and concludes with brilliant octaves. M-d. easier collections and Pieces Beethoven Album (eMb) in 2 vols. Vol. I: 7 bagatelles op.33; rondo op.51/1; Für elise; 6 easy variations on a swiss song; 7 variations on “nel cor più non ...

Guide to the Pianist s Repertoire  Fourth Edition

Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with over 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature. What did a given composer write? What interesting work have I never heard of? How difficult is it? What are its special musical features? How can I reach the publisher? It’s all here. Featuring information for more than 2,000 composers, the fourth edition includes enhanced indexes. The new "Hinson" will be an indispensable guide for many years to come.

Variations Book 2

(Piano Collection).

Variations   Book 2

(Piano Collection). Contents: 6 Variations On Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento, WoO 70 * 9 Variations On A March By Dressler, WoO 63 * 9 Variations On Quant'e Piu Bello, WoO 69 * 12 Variations On Menuet A La Vigano, WoO 68 * 8 Variations On Une Fievre Brulante, WoO 72 * 10 Variations On La Stessa, La Stessissima, WoO 73 * 7 Variations On Kind, Willst Du Ruhig Schlafen, WoO 75 * 8 Variations On Tandeln Und Scherzen, WoO 76 * 13 Variations On Es War Einmal Ein Alter Mann, WoO 66 * 6 Variations On An Original Theme WoO 77 * 6 Variations On A Swiss Song, WoO 64 * 7 Variations On God Save The King, WoO 78 * 5 Variations On Rule Britannia, WoO 79 * 8 Variations On Ich Hab Ein Kleines Huttchen Nur, Anh. 10

Ludwig van Beethoven

Variations on a Swiss song (Beethoven), 96, 107 Variations on God Save the King (Beethoven), 97, 108 Variations on Rule Britannia (Beethoven), 97, 108 Variations on Tandeln (Beethoven), 97, 108 Variations, Op. 34 (Beethoven), ...

Ludwig van Beethoven


Ecossaises Opus 41

... Ecossaises -- Ludwig van Beethoven Spanish Waltz -- David Kraehenbuehl Six Easy Variations On A Swiss Song -- Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro From Sonata In C -- Georg Frederic Handel Arietta ( Theme & Variations ) - Franz Joseph Haydn ...

Ecossaises  Opus 41

This short and lively piano piece by Dvorak is arranged for an intermediate level ensemble of two pianos, eight hands by David Kraehenbuehl. It is included in the Frances Clark Library for Piano Students and is a Federation Festivals 2011-2013 selection.

The Drunken Sailor

... Four Ecossaises -- Ludwig van Beethoven Spanish Waltz -- David Kraehenbuehl Six Easy Variations On A Swiss Song -- Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro From Sonata In C -- Georg Frederic Handel Arietta ( Theme & Variations ) -- Franz Joseph ...

The Drunken Sailor


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The wide variety of moods, technical features, and colors included in this collection will aid in the development of technique and musicianship and provide hours of personal enjoyment.

Classics for Students  Bach  Mozart   Beethoven  Book 3

The literature found in the Classics for Students series provides a sequenced course of progression for the pianist who wants to play music of substantial quality. The wide variety of moods, technical features, and colors included in this collection will aid in the development of technique and musicianship and provide hours of personal enjoyment. Titles: * Short Prelude in E Minor, BWV 941 (Bach) * Short Prelude in D Minor, BWV 935 (Bach) * Short Prelude in E Major, BWV 937 (Bach) * Minuet (from French Suite in E Major, BWV 817) (Bach) * Gavotte (from French Suite in G Major, BWV 816) (Bach) * Viennese Sonatina No. 2 in A Major (IV) (Mozart) * Viennese Sonatina No. 4 in B-flat Major (I) (Mozart) * Viennese Sonatina No. 6 in C Major (Mozart) * Lustig und Traurig (Happy and Sad), WoO 54 (Beethoven) * Minuet in C Major, WoO 10, No. 1 (Beethoven) * Six Variations on a Swiss Folk Song, WoO 64 (Beethoven) * Für Elise, WoO 59 (Beethoven) * Bagatelle in D Major, Op. 119, No. 3 (Beethoven)