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Rondo Variations – Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano 10’

 

Rondo Variation written for clarinet, viola and piano is based on two themes.  They take turn in appearance, thus forming a rondo. Each theme assumes a different musical image with every appearance, resulting in two sets of variations within the piece.


At the beginning, the two themes are very different in tempo, texture, and tonal scheme.  As the music progresses, the two themes begin to take on the characters of each other, gradually building towards to the final segment where the two themes are completely integrated into one entity for a climactic finish.