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The notes would be grouped 8 - 8, except that the notation in the first bar shows (by the stem directions and the rests) that the left hand plays the first 7 notes (written with stems down) and the right hand the remainder (with stems up). Beethoven wrote this concerto to perform himself, so the notation that shows how the notes are split between the hands ...


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Guessing the time sig. is 4/8, it is written regularly. the 1st bar shown has two lots of four semidemis (7+rest) probably played with l.h., then eight beamed together, played r.h. No problems there. Next bar is 8 semidemis beamed together, then four, but the last 5 are played in the time of 4, so no other way to write it. Bar 3 - they're all triplets, ...



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