Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)

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Editor Viktor Kubatsky (1891–1970)
First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. P.I. Tchaikovsky: Complete Collected Works, vol.30B (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1956. Plate M. 25739 Г.
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Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1965).
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Tchaikovsky's original version (with 8 variations), without any changes by Fitzenhagen.
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Copyist With amendments by Fitzenhagen
Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1876
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Misc. Notes The piece was written for Fitzenhagen, and the dedicatee took it upon himself to make changes to the original score (which was not revived until the 1940s). Until fairly recently, this Fitzenhagen version was the only one known in the west.
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Editor Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1962. Plate 30042
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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.(ca.1910). Plate U.E. 3486.a.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.[1889]. Plate 13792.
Reprinted New York: Edwin F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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Editor Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890)
Publisher. Info. Moscow: P. Jurgenson, n.d.
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General Information

Work Title Variations on a Rococo Theme
Alternative. Title Вариации на тему рококо
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.33 ; TH 57 ; CW 59
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's A Theme and 8 variations:
Thema. Moderato assai quasi Andante–Moderato semplice (45 bars)
Var. I. Tempo della Thema (24 bars)
Var. II. Tempo della Thema (37 bars)
Var. III. Andante (34 bars)
Var. IV. Allegro vivo (46 bars)
Var. V. Andante grazioso (58 bars)
Var. VI. Allegro moderato (46 bars)
Var. VII. Andante sostenuto (70 bars)
Var. VIII e Coda. Allegro moderato con anima (67 bars)

B Theme and 7 variations:

Thema. Moderato assai quasi Andante–Moderato semplice (61 bars)
Var. I. Tempo della Thema (24 bars)
Var. II. Tempo della Thema (33 bars)
Var. III. Andante sostenuto (70 bars)
Var. IV. Andante grazioso (58 bars)
Var. V. Allegro moderato (50 bars)
Var. VI. Andante (35 bars)
Var. VII e Coda. Allegro vivo (76 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1876 A ; 1876–77 B (standard version, edited by Fitzenhagen)
First Performance. 1877-12-18 — Moscow, Russian Musical Society B
Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (cello), Nikolay Rubinstein (conductor)

1941-04-24 — Moscow, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall A

Daniil Shafran (cello), Aleksandr Melik-Pashayev (conductor)
First Publication. 1878 B — Moscow: P. Jurgenson.
Cello and piano arr. (ed. Fitzenhagen)
Full score (ed. Fitzenhagen). Plate 13791.
Parts (ed. Fitzenhagen). Plate 13792.

1956 A — Moscow: Muzgiz.

Full score. Plate M. 25739 Г. (in vol.30Б of Complete Collected Works, pp.5–46).
Cello and piano arr. Plate M. 25740 Г. (in vol.55Б of Complete Collected Works, pp.5–38).
Dedication Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848–1890)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: cello
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons + 2 horns (F) + strings
External Links Tchaikovsky Research
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Variations on a Rococo Theme - scores at Sheet Music Plus
Extra Information Also arranged by Tchaikovsky for cello and piano, 1876
The full score and piano reduction of B were the only versions published during Tchaikovsky's lifetime, although privately the composer expressed dissatisfaction with Fitzenhagen's alterations.