Variationen über ein Thema von Robert Schumann, Op.20 (Schumann, Clara)



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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1854]. Plate 8944.
Reprinted Mineola: Dover Publications, 2000. (#35370)
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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1853 (December 14).
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General Information

Work Title Variationen über ein Thema von Robert Schumann
Alternative. Title Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann
Composer Schumann, Clara
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.20
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICS 28
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Theme and 7 variations
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1853 (June)
First Publication. 1854 - Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel
Dedication Robert Schumann
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano solo
Related Works Based on No.4 (Albumblatt) of Bunte Blätter, Op.99, by Robert Schumann
Extra Information This work is one of the last Clara composed for piano. She presented the piece to Robert Schumann, her husband, for the last birthday he spent with his family. Inspired by this example, Johannes Brahms composed his own Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op.9 and dedicated them to Clara.