Variations brillantes, Op.12 (Chopin, Frédéric)

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Work Title Variations brillantes pour le pianoforte sur le rondeau favori "Je vends des scapulaires" de Ludovic de Hérold et Halevy
Alternative. Title
Name Translations 華麗なる変奏曲 (ショパン); Variazioni brillanti op. 12; Variations brillantes
Name Aliases 華麗なる変奏曲; Variationen über ein Thema as Herolds 'Ludovic'; Variations brillantes sur le rondeau favori „Je vends des Scapulaires“ de „Ludovic“ de Hérold et Halévy B-Dur; Introduktion und Variationen über 'Ronde' aus Herolds 'Ludovic'; Introduction and variations on 'Je vends des scapulaires' from Hérold's Ludovic; Variations on Je vends des scapulaires; Variations brillantes sur le Rondo favori de "Ludovic" de Hérold "Je vends des scapulaires"; Variations, en si bémol majeur, pour piano
Authorities WorldCat; LCCN: n83134146
Composer Chopin, Frédéric
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.12
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFC 105
Key B-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's Introduction, Theme and 4 Variations
  • Introduction. Allegro maestoso (B major)
  • Thème. Allegro moderato (B major)
  • Variation 1.  = 92 (B major)
  • Variation 2. Scherzo (B major)
  • Variation 3. Lento (D major)
  • Variation 4. Scherzo vivace (B major)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1833
Dedication Emma Horsford
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
Related Works Based on Ludovic by Hérold
External Links Narodowy Instytut Fryderyka Chopina
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