Talk:32 Variations in C minor (Beethoven)

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I think the text often focusses on the emotion which it may arouse in some listeners and therefore quite subjective, not really the style of an encyclopedia.

Also technical difficulty is quite subjective. —Preceding unsigned comment added by RobertKennesy (talkcontribs) 17:04, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

I hardly think it's typical of Beethoven to vary the dynamics between variations. More accurately, such a tendency is typical of any classical or romantic composer worth his salt. (talk) 23:48, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

OK. Removed that part. Wasn't really necessary. This article could use quite a bit of polish.DavidRF (talk) 02:22, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Variation XXXII[edit]

An anon asked where the discussion for the last variation was. The post was lost in mid paragraph above. Its a good question, so I'm moving it down here. DavidRF (talk) 14:13, 29 March 2009 (UTC)


I think it is important to note that Beethoven seems to have disowned this piece. I have read that from several sources. At least he thought very poorly of it. I wish there could be some scholarly comment on this. I've always found this fascinating.( (talk) 09:46, 23 May 2010 (UTC))

My understanding is that he was irritated that the piece was so popular (like his septet, which came in for similar criticism). I don't think he "disowned" it though. His irritation might be worth mentioning if somebody can dig up a source. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:13, 3 July 2010 (UTC)