Beethoven Variants (Piano)




Beethoven Variants (12:20)
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Beethoven Variants became an intriguing idea while playing the opening page of the Allegro Movement of his Pf. Sonata #4. I began improvising in a similar vein, but with some influence of music from more recent times. Hmmm? Wonder how it would be to extend it as ‘tho progressing through influences of more recent times.  Beginning on page 2, I attempted to write in a compatible style then gradually come forward in time. Feeling B. looking over my shoulder the whole time, then bringing his hand firmly on my shoulder when I reached the whole time, thought ‘I had better wrap this up.’