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Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann, Op. 9

This little-known set of variations, based on the theme of Schumann's Bunte Blätter
 Op.99 No.1, was composed in 1854.

Complete recording by François de Larrard
Op.9
Variations on a theme of Robert Schumann17:28



Variations from String Sextet no. 1,  Op. 18

2
Andante ma moderato
10:12
Sing, T.





Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21

The Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 21 No.1, was written in 1857 and published eleven years later. The characteristic theme, of expressive beauty, is followed by a series of eleven variations.


          Complete recording by Felipe Sarro
No. 1
Variations on an Original Theme
16:32





Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Händel, Op. 24

Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a theme by Händel is one of the most successful of all variation works.

Complete recording by Martha Goldstein
1-3
Aria - Variations 1-33:00
4-9
Variations 4-94:51
10-10
Variations 10-197:57
20
Variation 201:00
21
Variation 21
0:46
22
Variation 22
0:48
23-25
Variations 23-25 - Fuga6:20



Op.35 - Variations on a Theme of Paganini

The Variations on a Theme of Paganini are a set of theme and variations for solo piano, written by Johannes Brahms (Op. 35). It is well-known for its emotional depth and technical challenge, and its theme is that of the Caprice No. 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini.

Structurally, the work is divided into two sections ("Book I", Op. 35/1 and "Book II", Op. 35/2), with the theme stated at the beginning of each section. Each section concludes with a virtuosic finale-style variation.


 
Variations on a theme of Paganini, Book I
2:12
Sinadinovic, D.