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View of Salzburg with Kapuzinerberg by Johann Fischbach (1797-1871)
Residenz Galerie, Salzburg
Track(s) taken from CDD22004
Recording details: April 1987
Seldon Hall, Haberdashers' Aske's School, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: October 1988
Total duration: 8 minutes 59 seconds

'An attractive issue for anyone wanting period versions' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

Variations in F major on 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Op 66
composer
?1798

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Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Angela Hewitt (piano)
Steven Isserlis (cello), Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The variations on Mozart’s theme ‘Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen’, probably composed in 1798, reflect Beethoven’s great admiration for that composer and his opera Die Zauberflöte. The splendid theme is varied here with sovereign skill and constantly shown from new angles. The buoyant mood of Papageno’s well-known aria is on occasion transformed by bold modulations which give it an introverted twist in the two variations in the minor. Despite the jovial virtuosity of the concluding variation, Beethoven brings the work to a cheerful but at the same time thoughtful conclusion.

from notes by Daniel Müller-Schott © 2010
English: Charles Johnston


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'Beethoven: Cello Sonatas' (CDA67981/2)
Beethoven: Cello Sonatas
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'Beethoven: Cello Sonatas, Vol. 2' (CDA67755)
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