Third variation

The first two notes may make us think that the G major chord from the previous measure is now a G minor chord. Yet, the following notes show that it is a diminished seventh chord (C# - E - G - Bb) that is used as a vii degree of the ii degree:

Chris Breemer, piano. Recording courtesy of Chris Breemer and Piano Society

The vi degree chord in measure 9:

Is now a secondary diminished chord of the ii degree:

The secondary dominant chord in measure 10:

Is now a ii degree in first inversion:

The dominant chord in measure 11:

Is substituted for a vii degree of C minor:

The final tonic chord is in first inversion:

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