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Beethoven: 32 Variations in C Minor, WoO 80

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    1. Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
    2. Instrumentation: Piano
    3. ISMN: 979-020181388-2
    4. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    5. Pages: 18
    6. Urtext / Critical Edition

    Among the Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 80 from 1806 constitutes a special case in that Beethoven consciously draws on older practices. A chromatically descending bass line in the theme provides the foundation for the variations, its ostinato-like repetition lending the composition the air of a passacaglia.