Variations on an Original Theme, Op.21 No.1 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Work Title Variations on an Original Theme
Alternative. Title Variationen über ein eigenes Thema
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.21 No.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 150
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 12 sections (theme, 11 variations)
  1. Theme. Poco larghetto, poco forte, molto espressivo e legato (D major)
  2. Variation 1. Molto piano e legato (D major)
  3. Variation 2. Più moto, espressivo (D major)
  4. Variation 3. Dolce (D major)
  5. Variation 4. Dolce (D major)
  6. Variation 5. Tempo di tema, Canone in moto contrario, molto dolce, teneramente (D major)
  7. Variation 6. Più moto, espressivo, legato (D major)
  8. Variation 7. Andante con moto, dolce (D major)
  9. Variation 8. Allegro non troppo (D minor)
  10. Variation 9 (D minor)
  11. Variation 10. Espressivo agitato (D minor)
  12. Variation 11. Tempo di tema, poco più lento, dolce (D major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1857
First Performance. 1865-10-31
Frankfurt: Clara Schumann, piano
First Publication. 1862 (March) Bonn: N. Simrock, Plate 6203
Average DurationAvg. Duration 17 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
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