Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op.42 (Rachmaninoff, Sergei)




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Editor First edition (reissue)
Publisher. Info. New York: Charles Foley, 1931. Plate R-2041
Misc. Notes This file is from the MIT archive project.
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Diets (2009/6/11)

Editor Pavel Lamm (1882–1951)
Konstantin Igumnov (1873–1948)
Publisher. Info. Polnoe Sobrannie Sochinenni dlia Fortepiano
Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d.(1947). Plate M. 16??? Г.
Reissue (offprint) - Muzyka, (ca.1965). Plate 935
Misc. Notes There are mistakes in measure 6 of pg. 15.
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General Information

Work Title Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Alternative. Title Вариации на тему Корелли
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 23
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1931
First Publication. 1931
Dedication Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Piano (solo)

Misc. Comments

The theme, La Folia, was not actualy written by Arcangelo Corelli. It was used by several other composers as well. See also List of compositions with the theme "La Follia"

Section Listing

  • Theme. Andante
  • Variation 1. Poco piu mosso
  • Variation 2. L'istesso tempo
  • Variation 3. Tempo di Minuetto
  • Variation 4. Andante
  • Variation 5. Allegro (ma non tanto)
  • Variation 6. L'istesso tempo
  • Variation 7. Vivace
  • Variation 8. Adagio misterioso
  • Variation 9. Un poco piu mosso
  • Variation 10. Allegro scherzando
  • Variation 11. Allegro vivace
  • Variation 12. L'istesso tempo
  • Variation 13. Agitato
  • Intermezzo
  • Variation 14. Andante (come prima)
  • Variation 15. L'istesso tempo
  • Variation 16. Allegro vivace
  • Variation 17. Meno mosso
  • Variation 18. Allegro con brio
  • Variation 19. Piu mosso. Agitato
  • Variation 20. Piu mosso
  • Coda. Andante

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