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Variations musical and more

Variations musical and more, or how music inspired me.

Hello everyone! Do you love classical music? Even if you prefer modern popular music, you have heard the name Beethoven anyway. I’m not talking about the famous St. Bernard dog, LOL, but about the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven. In any case, in the old days, many people had the ringtone “Fur Elise” by Beethoven on their phones. And all beginning pianists try to learn at least the beginning of the “Moonlight Sonata”. The first part of the sonata (Adagio sostenuto) was called “lunar” by the music critic Ludwig Rellstab in 1832 ? By the way, this happened already 5 years after the author’s death – he compared this work to “moonlight over Lake Firwaldstät.” This sonata has No. 14 and is dedicated to Giulietta Guicciardi. Oh, what a sad love story!

Variations musical and more
Variations musical and more

Amazing Variations musical in Sonata 32

Beethoven created 32 piano sonatas. I assure you, EVERYTHING is there! You hear the influence of the Viennese classics in the first sonatas. Then you are amazed at the drama and tragedy conveyed by the composer. But the last sonatas are something incredible (in my opinion)! Oh, I’m just in love with Beethoven’s last sonata. Because we hear many unexpected solutions in it. And I love non-standard and fantasy!

First, this sonata is in two movements, a rare exception in classical sonata form. Secondly, listen to how the definition of tempo sounds: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile. That is, very calm, simple and melodious. Thirdly, Beethoven wrote this sonata in 1821-1822, being already ABSOLUTELY deaf. This is incredible! And fourthly ( icing on the cake! ) – for the second movement Beethoven used a theme with five variations and a coda , ta-daaa! Although, I am sure, the complexity of the form is compensated by the “simplicity” of C major. What am I saying? Romanticism, jazz, swing – everything is here! Or is it just me? Hear for yourself how it sounds!

And I also learned an interesting fact. In Thomas Mann’s novel Doctor Faustus, in one of the scenes the hero performs Beethoven’s 32nd Sonata. And then the hero delivers a big monologue about the hidden meaning of this music.

“Variations” garland

Now I’m sure you will understand my delight and inspiration! I called my new project Variations. Of course, I’m not as talented as Beethoven. But I tried to implement non-standard and original techniques and forms in small snowflakes. Did I succeed? What do you think? Write to me in the comments please. And also write, are you interested in learning new things not only about tatting? But also about variations musical and more, and more, and more…

The “Variations” garland pattern is available in my store, please check:

4 thoughts on “Variations musical and more

  1. Dearest Elena…
    I loved reading about the music “Variations” you described.
    Although I am NOT a fan of classical music, the link you sent was interesting to listen to… and it IS amazing that Beethoven was deaf, don’t you wonder HOW he was ever able to compose something he could not hear?!?!? Thank you for sharing your information and the link.
    Your snowflakes are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Blessings, prayers, and love to you and Ukraine!!
    Дорога Олена…
    Мені сподобалося читати про музику «Варіації», яку ти описав.
    Хоча я НЕ прихильник класичної музики, посилання, яке ви надіслали, було цікавим для прослуховування… і НАДЖОВО, що Бетховен був глухим, вам не цікаво, ЯК він міг створити щось, чого не чув?! ?!? Дякуємо, що поділилися своєю інформацією та посиланням.
    Ваші сніжинки просто ЧУДОВІ!!!
    Благословення, молитви, любові Вам і Україні!!

    1. Dear Nancy! Thank you so much for the wonderful words, the Ukrainian translation (this is especially valuable to me) and the support of my blog. I try not to lose heart during this difficult time. My creativity and my dear Internet friends help me with this.
      Musicians have this concept: inner hearing. Of course, Beethoven possessed this quality 200%! But you are right, I am also amazed how it was possible to create such brilliant music while being completely deaf. Love, Олена

  2. Beautiful variations! Yes, I like hearing about anything that interests you.

    1. Thanks for support, Jane! I will try to write more often about different things and events that surround us. I hope this will be interesting to everyone!

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