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Variations on Ah vous dirai-je, maman 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star', K265
composer

Recordings
'For Children' (CDH55194)
For Children
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55194  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 4 on CDH55194 [8'50] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Variations on Ah vous dirai-je, maman 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star', K265
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s dozen Variations on ‘Ah vous dirai-je, maman’, on the melody known to British children as ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star’, were composed in Vienna during either 1781 or 1782. There is here not Daquin’s naivety but a seeming ingenuousness that is maintained until the end, although some resourceful feats of variation writing are carried off behind the facade of simplicity; note in particular the variation in the minor, laid out in string quartet style.

from notes by Max Harrison © 1986

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66185 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-18504
Duration
8'50
Recording date
20 June 1985
Recording venue
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. For Children (CDA66185)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 1987
    Deletion date: November 2004
    Superseded by CDH55194
  2. For Children (CDH55194)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: March 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Licensing
1.Audio tour Ansel Adams: Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan, USA, 2007
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