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.
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