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  • I don't think it's qualitatively different from sitting down at the keyboard and improvising until something comes up that seems worth pursuing, or even pulling ideas arbitrarily out of nowhere — think of Schumann's "Abegg" Variations, or the "BACH" (or even "DSCH") motive.

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  • A second marshal, Theodore Abegg, 31, was in fair condition for a gunshot wound to the ankle.

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  • A nod to the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert Schumann, later this year, came in the form of his Variations on the Name "Abegg."

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  • So, actually, if you listen carefully, there's supposed to be five variations on this Abegg theme.

    Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic

  • It's called "Abegg Variations" by Robert Schumann, a German 19th century composer.

    Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic

  • It's called "Abegg Variations" by Robert Schumann, a German 19th century composer.

    Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic

  • What I do first is, I make a lot of little musical ideas -- you can just improvise here at the piano -- and I choose one of those to become my main theme, my main melody, like the Abegg that you just heard.

    Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic

  • What I do first is, I make a lot of little musical ideas -- you can just improvise here at the piano -- and I choose one of those to become my main theme, my main melody, like the Abegg that you just heard.

    Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic

  • So, actually, if you listen carefully, there's supposed to be five variations on this Abegg theme.

    Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic

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