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From the Publisher
Despite some doubt, the work must be by Beethoven: paticularly in the third and fourth movements, as in all youthful immaturity the individual writing suggests the future master.
The publisher’s note describes the work best:
‘There are a number of stylistic grounds which suggest this is an early work by Beethoven: for example, the surprising turn to D major at the beginning of the development, or the lengthy development itself. The Polonaise with it’s trio glows with a Mozartian lightness and grace, the slow movement announces ‘Master of the Adagio’ and the merry variation finale would feel perfectly at home in a serenade by Beethoven.’
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Theme and Variations