MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791

Variationen für Klavier in C-Dur KV 265 über das Lied “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman"
Faksimile des ersten Teils des Autographs, Thema und Variationen 1 bis 7. Komponiert vermutlich in Wien um 1781/82

Mozart, Variationen für Klavier in C-Dur K 265

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Salzburg, 2008. Oblong, 34 x 27 cm, 7 pp.

Color halftone of the autograph—acquired by the Salzburg Mozarteum in 2008—containing the theme and the first 7 (of 12) variations.* The catchy theme, commonly known since about 1840 in Germany as the Christmas carol "Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann" and in English as "Twinkle, twinkle litte star", might have attracted Mozart's attention while he was in Paris, where where it was used in theme & variation form since 1761 and became popular in 1774 under the title "Les Amours de Silvandre". Commentary in Ger/Eng/Fr by Ulrich Leisinger. Limited bibliophile edition.

* The original of variations 9, 10 & 12 are in the possession of the Mozartgemeinde Augsburg; variations 8 & 11 are lost.


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