Andante con Variazioni - Rossini (1792-1868)



An adagio introduction leads to the theme, a simple but attractive 16-bar melody. The first variation features the harp, and the second the flute. Variation 3 is mainly in a slower tempo and a minor key, but reverts to the main tempo and mode before it is over. A short coda completes the work.

This short but appealing piece was originally composed for violin and harp. An adagio introduction leads to the theme, a simple but attractive 16-bar melody taken from Rossini's own opera Il Tancredi. The first variation features the harp, and the second the flute. Variation 3 is mainly in a slower tempo and a minor key, but reverts to the main tempo and mode before long. A short coda completes the work.

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