Canal March

Beethoven: 14 variations on an original theme in E flat major

Anne Katharina Schreiber, violin, Jonathan Cohen, cello and Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

14 variations on an original theme in E flat major, Op. 44 by L. van Beethoven

Sketched in 1792 in Bonn, just before Beethoven went to Vienna to "receive the spirit of Mozart from the hands of Haydn", the Fourteen Variations in E flat Major Op. 44 achieve a synthesis between Haydn's writing and the integration of Mozart's characteristic piano and string instrument textures. They were published in Leipzig in 1804.

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