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. Tambov: Gramota, 2013. 12. Part 2. P. 116-121.
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Maksimov Evgenii Ivanovich
Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory

Abstract. The article is devoted to Robert Schumanns early piano variations composed on the themes of his great predecessors and contemporaries. Main attention is paid to "Etudes in Free Variations Form on Beethovens Theme", which werent published during the composers life, the composition, where Schumann develops hommage tradition, typical of variations. The composition, which is the prototype of "Symphonic Etudes" . 13, isnt studied enough in modern musicology, and its structuring ambiguity causes many problems for performers. While comparing different versions of the autograph, Schumanns desire to create an integral and large-scale composition, based on the philosophical comprehension of Beethovens creativity and two epochs dialogue, is revealed.
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