Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variationen über das französische Lied „Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman“

(Arranger: Peter Kolman)

  • for 2 flutes
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Arranger: Peter Kolman
  • Editor: Gerhard Braun
  • Table of contents:
    Variationen über das französische Lied „Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman“
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Variations on the French Song "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman" for 2 flutes KV 300e (265) | UE17297

  • Edition type: performing score
  • Series: Universal Querflöten Edition
  • Grade: 3-6
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-0716-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-00432-2
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The present edition comprises an arrangement of the familiar keyboard variations on the French song "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman" (better known to the English-speaking world as "Twinkle, twinkle, little star"), which Mozart composed during a concert tour in Paris in 1778 as "Ariette avec variations pour le clavecin ou Piano-Forte". Variation form was extremely popular at the time, providing as it did ample scope for any composer to display his ingenuity and technical proficiency. Since the original contains no tempo markings (with the exception of variations X I and XII), the present arrangement gives no strict indications of tempo either - a consideration which will anyway depend on the stage of proficiency reached by the two players.
• Diverse rhythms, melodies, and articulation will be enjoyed by players and listeners alike
• Equal compositional treatment of both voices ensures a pleasurable music-making experience for both players

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  • Variationen über das französische Lied „Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman“


(...) Die hier vorliegende Bearbeitung von Peter Kolman bemüht sich, weitgehend am Original zu bleiben, und findet elegante Lösungen, um den meist mehrstimmigen Klavierpart zu reduzieren. (...) Insgesamt lässt sich das Arrangement durchaus mit anderen Duett-Bearbeitungen von bekannten Werken Mozarts messen und ist eine Bereicherung der Querflötenliteratur.
Schweizer Musikzeitung Nr. 6, 2017 (Claudia Weissbarth)

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