Introduction and variations (Intro, Theme, Var. I) by Schubert. Sheet music for Flute, page 1.

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Schubert - Introduction and variations (Intro, Theme, Var. I)

Sheet music for flute

Alt. Title: Intro and Variations on Die schöne Müllerin (“Trockne Blumen”); Introduction et Varation sur un thème de "La Belle Meunière" en mi mineur
Info: The Intro and Variations for Flute and Piano (1824) use the 18th song in Die schöne Müllerin (“Trockne Blumen”) as the basis for a set of variations. This cycle of narrative songs features 23 poems from Wilhelm Müller's Seventy-Seven Poems of the Posthumous Papers of a Traveling Horn Player and tells the story of a wanderer who falls in love with a miller's beautiful daughter only to have his affections replaced by a hunter wearing green. The wanderer becomes obsessed with the color green, fantasizes about his death, and ends up drowning in the same river that initially led him to the mill. “Trockne Blumen” (i.e. Dry Flowers, Flores Secas) is one of the last songs of the cycle in which the narrator imagines taking the miller's daughter's daughter's withered flowers to the grave so that they can sprout once more and prove that his love was true. Ferdinand Pogner, flutist and friend of Schubert's, commissioned the set of variations specifically for “Trockne Blumen” after hearing a performance of the song cycle. Although the text of the chosen song may seem quite somber for a set of flute variations, this brilliant tour de force demands equal technical virtuosity from the flutist and pianist and ends with a triumphant march.
Opus number: D.802; IFS 371
Date: 1824
Artist: Franz Peter Schubert
Born: 31 January 1797, Himmelpfortgrund
Died: 19 November 1828, Vienna
The artist: Schubert was an Austrian composer. He wrote some six hundred romantic songs as well as many operas, symphonies, sonatas and many other works.
Instrument: Flute
Key: G major
Range: C#4 - G#6
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 60 BPM
Duration: 6:08
Pages: 4
Difficulty: Advanced
Style: Classical
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