Music 363: A Hitherto Missing Variation on a Haydn Minuet

Hi Everyone

I posted a piano sonata the other day and said it would probably be the last bit of music for the year. Not so! With this blog winding up in a couple of days (at least this stage of it) I’m having a tidy-up. So this little piano piece should be the last of the music. It really is me just being a bit silly.

The Haydn Minuet is from the second movement of a Haydn Piano Sonata in E minor (I’ve changed the key in this arrangement). And the variation uses a scale by the 20th century German/American composer Arnold Schoenberg. Some enterprising teacher might use it to illustrate some of the differences between music of the Classical era, and music of the mid-20th century.

It is quite short. Thanks.

Click HERE to listen to the music.

Click HERE to download the written music.

11 thoughts on “Music 363: A Hitherto Missing Variation on a Haydn Minuet

      1. badfinger20 (Max)

        Oh how I wish I would have learned piano…if you lived just a wee bit closer…i would beg for lessons but I don’t know if you would accept me!

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        1. Bruce - Weave a Web Post author

          I take any Tom, Dick and Harry for keyboard lessons! And you’re never too late to start. I think you’d be good at it because your determination would override all that decrepit arthritic-ridden old age which is around the corner!

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          1. badfinger20 (Max)

            Oh thank you…I’m so glad to know I have that to look forward to! I think I could do it because I know bass really well…and I know one hand is playing it.
            I really want to know how…you are right…it would be nice to learn.

            sidenote Bruce…read my first two paragraphs today on my post…you will have a laugh on me…can’t believe I was that naïve.

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