Kakadu variations op. 121a

Josefina Urraca, pianoJulia Yang, celloMélanie Clapiès, violin

“Kakadu[a] Variations” is the nickname given to Ludwig van Beethoven’s set of variations for piano trio on the theme “Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu” by Wenzel Müller. The Variations was published in 1824 as Opus 121a, the last of Beethoven’s piano trios to be published. The work is notable for the contrast between its solemn introduction and the lightweight variations that follow.

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