Mozart lived for only thirty-five years, being born in and dying in Even so, Mozart was able to write an incredible amount of music, over known compositions, that are continued to be performed in concert stages today. His piano sonatas, concerti, fantasies, and variations are expected to be learned from any serious pianists. Barenreiter Urtext Many experts agree that this is the current best edition.
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Audio Room How the melody of "Ah! Origin The origin of "Ah! The song dates back to , while the lyrics incorporated within are relatively new. In , the melody was first published, while the first publication of the melody combined with the lyrics goes back to Musical Overview Several songs over the years have been based on this melody, and also in several languages.
Charles Bradlee owned the copyright of the piece and attributed Louis Le Maire for the musical arrangement. The complete piece comprises 13 sections. The first section of the piece is the central theme, with the other twelve sections consisting of the 12 variations I to XII. This was based on the assumption that the original melody was French, and it could only have been picked up by the composer while being in France.
In , the variations were first publicly published in Vienna. There is a pinch of chromaticism at the end, as the melody is performed with the right hand again. Variation 3 A new triplet figure is introduced by the right hand while maintaining the melody of the theme. Variation 4 The left-hand switches place with the right, taking over the triplet figure. The right-hand takes care of the melody. Variation 5 This variant offers syncopated rhythms utilizing both hands.
However, there are perceivable limitations present between the right and left hands. Variation 9 The melody in each note of this variation is sharply separated from the others, i. Variation 11 The tempo of this variation is slow throughout, although the basic harmonies remain the same. Variation 12 It offers a summary of the previous variations as the tempo takes off quite nicely, acting as a finale. Jean-Baptiste Cardon created a variation of the melody for harp. The German composer Theodor von Schacht used the melody in his clarinet concerto while crafting the 3rd movement.
It was published in What ultimately emerges is a legendary tune of great charm, variety, and vibrancy forever etched in the echelons of musical history.
Mozart - Ah! Vous dirai-je, maman
Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman (Mozart) | Easy Sheet Music for Piano (Digital Print)