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12 Variations in C major KV265(300e) on the theme of "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" for Clarinet Trio

Composer
Mozart
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
16 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Trio
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This lovely piece was composed around 1781 in Paris. The theme "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" is a French folk song which was very popular in Paris at that time. The title is the first phrase of the lyrics and dose not summarize the story. It is a love song. Nowadays, the other lyrics "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" is very popular, however, it appeared after Wozart’s death.

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