4 Feb 2019

MOZART: Variations on Ah Vous dirai-je, Maman

From Music Alive, 10:00 am on 4 February 2019

Mozart's 'Variations on Ah Vous dirai-je, Maman' (a tune we know as 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star') are based on a French children's folk-song.

Ah Vous dirai-je, Maman -  Oh! Shall I tell you Mummy

Ce que cause mon tourment? - What is tormenting me?

Papa veut que je raisonne - Daddy wants me to reason

Comme une grande personne - Like a grown-up person

Moi je dis que les bonbons - Me, I say that sweets

Valent mieux que la raison - Are worth more than reasoning.


Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ Concert

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack