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Topic: "Var"s in music  (Read 2915 times)

Offline allchopin

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"Var"s in music
on: September 01, 2003, 07:07:46 PM
What does it mean when there is 'Var.' and then a numeral ( I,II,III, etc )?  For instance in Mozart's Sonata in A (331) mvmnt. 1, and in Liszt's Paganini Etude #6.  What is the significance? (i have mp3's where there is a slight pause in between....)
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Re: "Var"s in music
Reply #1 on: September 01, 2003, 07:10:10 PM
VAR mean variation. the numbers tell you which variation it is.

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Re: "Var"s in music
Reply #2 on: September 02, 2003, 02:01:31 AM
Yes, i figured this, but how does it affect the sound of the music?  Whats the real point?
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Re: "Var"s in music
Reply #3 on: September 02, 2003, 02:07:43 AM
Most people have a slight pause between variations. The only other reason for it is to have a reference point. If you are having trouble say on variation V then you just jump to there and work. You don't have to worry about bringing in the previous variation or anything. You just start afresh.

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