Music Form: Theme and Variations

Music Form: Theme and Variations

In music, variation is a formal technique where material (the theme or subject) is repeated in an altered form. The changes may involve harmony, melody, counterpoint, rhythm, timbre, orchestration or any combination of these.




Brahms: Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24



JohannesBrahmsThe Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24, is a work for solo piano written by Johannes Brahms in 1861. It consists of a set of twenty-five variations and a concluding fugue, all based on a theme from George Frideric Handel’s Harpsichord Suite No. 1 in B-flat major, HWV 434.

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Brahms: Variations Op. 21, Op. 24, Op. 35

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Variations: Schumann, Handel, Paganini, Brahms

Brahms: Op. 116; Op. 24 / Schoenberg: Op. 25; Op. 19 [Import]
Brahms: Op. 116; Op. 24 / Schoenberg: Op. 25; Op. 19 [Import]
 
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