Theme and Variations, Op.40 (Nielsen, Carl)



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Hobbypianist (2009/6/22)

Publisher. Info. Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen, 1920. Plate 17336.
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PMLP75641-Nielsen op.40 Theme with Variations Hansen.pdf

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Editor David Fanning (*1955)
Publisher. Info. Carl Nielsen – Vaerker, Series II, No.12
Copenhagen: Carl Nielsen Udgaven / Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2006.
Made available by courtesy of the Danish Centre for Music Publication.
Misc. Notes See David Fanning @ Wikipedia.
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General Information

Work Title Theme with Variations
Alternative. Title Thema med variationer
Composer Nielsen, Carl
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.40 ; CNW 87
Key B minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 16 sections (Theme and 15 variations)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1917
First Publication. 1920
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
External Links Nielsen catalogue

Misc. Comments

According to a letter, Nielsen embarked on Thema med variationer barely two months after finishing the Chaconne. Though the work interested him enormously, he had to put it aside for a while in order to complete Kantate ved Grosserer-Societetets Hundredaarsfest.