Chopin – The Variations

Variation is a cyclical form in which one musical theme is modified in various ways. Themes of Chopin’s variations were derived from song and opera repertoire. Classical, Viennese works were Chopin’s genre model.
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Souvenir de Paganini



Grand Duo on themes from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable



Variations in B-flat Major on 'La ci darem la mano' from Don Giovanni by Mozart Op. 2 (for piano and orchestra)



Variations in B-flat Major on rondo Je vends des scapulaires from opera Ludovic by Hérold and Halévy



Variations in E Major from Hexameron on theme of march from opera Puritans by Bellini



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