#1 - Each variation iz often a ‘mini etude’ dat followz a tech pattern
#2 - Da practice method iz ‘built in’ to da ztructure ov da work - Ie. juz repeat each variation and zimultaniouzly learn/memorize/improve tech.
#3 - Gain a nufound apreciation fo da variety ov ‘zoundz’ da 88 iz capable ov
#4 - Obzerve compozitional craft n creativity in itz mozt tranzparent form and take away ideaz dat add variety to yo own improvizationz etc.
#5 - Dey are great introductory workz to zhow da value ov clazzical muzik. In ezzence clazzical muzic iz about ‘developing’ ideaz, and nowhere iz dat more apparent and tranzparent az diz form.
Wut do u mofoz think?
Rumour haz it da Brew hatez da variation form
Slight setback though if da theme iz a bit sheeyat
Da C minah varz iz da clozezt he came to writin an etude
zimple but wikid theme
n each VAR iz ideal prax material fo an intermediate ztudent
learnin a few varz per week n buildin da piece up brick by brick
Yes, and these varz here are also a joy to play and to work on with da beginnahz
Well played here by da Nazi-witch
Tru a very zweet piece
Kabalevzky zum ztaple ztudent rep alzo
Czerny at hiz bezt when uzin hiz tech approach in diz form alzo
eazy az fuck cumpared to hiz otha workz
Different tech required for each var. I can’t resist it is genuinely one of my absolute favourite theme + vars.
Hahaha da FIZTAH fo zhor an OLD TEZTAMENT MOFO
tru diz an inzanely legendary piece n da tru DEFINITIF perf
I have always enjoyed listening to Variations performed by competent pianists. But for learning myself…they feel too etude-y like you said, and I would rather put my energy into learning something more musical…or…real etudes like Chopin/Liszt. With two exceptions in my mind being da goldbergz and art of fugue (heil Bach)…but with any others, even Beethoven’s, I feel its like “ok and now were going to do it with arpeggios”.
However, that said, I do think there would be value in once you have learned all the variations making them a cohesive muzical whole. But then too…maybe too much effort for me lol…
Obviously Schumann already intended for his Symphonic Etudes to be etudes on a variation form
He also has this unfinished set which is also very etude-like