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Diabelli - Variation 2

Variation 2

Diabelli score Var 2

Back in 3/4 time, this variation retains the repeated C and G chords from the theme, now syncopated between the left and right hands.¬† According to William Kinderman’s highly detailed study tracing the composition the variations through Beethoven’s sketchbooks, this was one of the last to be completed. The syncopation reverses twice in the schusterfleck section of the second half of the theme, apparently (according to the sketchbooks) a last minute modification made by Beethoven. The repeat of the first half is deliberately omitted, although Schnabel famously included it in his recording.

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