Mozart – 12 Variations in C Major ‘Ah vous dirai-je, Maman’ K.265 (Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Walter Klien performing Mozart's 12 Variations in C Major on the French Song: "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" K.265 on the piano. Used in Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and the Alphabet Song.

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  1. Your lie in April 😀 I hope arima kills it and finds sound in his music, as well as play it and give off the feeling he did when he was younger. This song is harder than I thought….

  2. +SweetDeamNextNight I think you mean deaf, not tone deaf. There’s a significant difference, my friend. A tone deaf person might hear perfectly normally, but is unable to hear a false note, or a “wrong” note. Beethoven could still distinguish notes and knew how harmony works, even though he couldn’t hear it with his ear. During his last years as a hearing man, he had a metal plate that he bit on. The vibrations resonated on his teeth and in his head, thusly allowing him to hear. Interestingly, he continued to compose music after becoming completely deaf, only using musical theory. It’s said by some that during the premier of his ninth symphony (Ode to joy) the audience stood up applauding his master piece. The orchestra stopped playing, but Beethoven was closing his eyes to better keep time when conducting the orchestra, and therefore did not notice, as he could not hear it. It’s said that a friend of his (or someone playing in the orchestra, the story varies) tapped him on the shoulder to let him know. Beethoven then turned around, bowed, and kept conducting while crying.

  3. This is the best Version i have ever heard, poorly it is a way too quiet, but everything is played well. There are only two Things where it is not perfect in my eyes, but this is just my oppinion. First i would take the 8th Variation a bit slower (but not much) and in the 10th the left Hand in the first part has quarter notes not Shorter, i don´t know how it is in another Version.
    But i mean this are two small, tiny Things. And it´s my oppiniong. Mostly i loved your Performance. 🙂

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