32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

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Cypressdome (2013/5/2)

Performer Pages Seymour Lipkin (piano)
Publisher Info. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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Ivdruiz (2009/12/30)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Bureau des Arts et d'Industrie, n.d. Plate 545.
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Icactus (2012/5/10)

Publisher. Info. Offenbach a/M: J. André, n.d. (ca.1820). Plate 3043.
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piupianissimo (2010/1/16)

Publisher. Info. Ludwig van Beethovens Werke, Serie 17:
Variationen für das Pianoforte (pp.209-22), Nr.181

Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1862-90. Plate B.181.
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Peter (2006/11/18)

Editor Eugen d' Albert (1864-1932)
Publisher. Info. The Musician's Libary. Beethoven - Piano Compositions.
Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1909. Plate ML-1278.
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Icactus (2011/7/19)

Editor Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925)
Publisher. Info. Anthology of German Piano Music, Vol.1
Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1914. Plate ML-2245-18.
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Aldona Jones (2012/1/7)

Editor Frederic Lamond (1868-1948)
Publisher. Info. Berlin: Verlag Ullstein, n.d.(ca.1918). Plate T.A. Nr. 210.
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General Information

Work Title Thirty-two variations in C minor on an original theme
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Composer Beethoven, Ludwig van
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 80
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 32 Variations
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1806
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano
External Links Wikipedia article
RISM 454001674 (copy in ms, possibly by Johann Vitzthum, ca 1769-1833, at Metten)
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Misc. Comments

Cedric Thorpe-Davie (I think) in Musical Structure and Design describes this work (paraphrasing) as something very like a chaconne/passacaglia, one of the few he knows of from this period (late Classical/early Romantic - not many in the middle Classical period either, I suppose, that I know of). - Schissel