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The ' Appassionata ' Sonata-Second and Last
TONIGHT wo are to hear the whole of the SECOND MOVEMENT (that consisting of Variations on a theme), part of which was played last night.
The first two of the three Variations were then described. The third has a rapidly running accompaniment, and part of the melody is syncopated. Then it returns in a simple form, and when we expect a final chord, the Composer, with a very different one, twice repeated, sounds a questioning note, before plunging into the LAST MOVEMENT.
This maintains the mysterious and sombre tono of the earlier part of the Sonatn, but with an added note of urgency and stress. According to Ries, a pupil of Beethoven, the music was composed during a stormy night.

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