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Franz Clement was a prodigious talent from an early age and his performances on violin were highly lauded. He is credited with a large number of compositions, primarily for violin. This set of Variations is the only known work by Clement that features guitar. The editors work faithfully with the original 1819 publication. Now rediscovered, Clement’s set of seven Variations on a Viennese Theme can be a fresh challenge for this underserved pairing of instruments.
Variations on a Viennese Theme (for violin and guitar), by Franz Clement, edited by Richard M. Long and Evelyn Moore, Tuscany Publications, www.presser.com.