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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 CDH55194 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
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
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    Superseded by CDH55194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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