Variations on a Theme by Glinka (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)



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Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works, Vol.25 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzgiz, 1950. Plate M. 21113 Г.
Misc. Notes According to the preface of the edition, the Basset in B is a bass clarinet and the Corno Basso in B is a baritone (euphonium). See also discussion
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Work Title Variations on a Theme by Glinka
Alternative. Title Вариации на тему Глинки
Name Translations Variations sur un thème de Glinka; Variationen über ein Thema von Glinka; Variations on a theme by Glinka
Name Aliases Glinka-Variationen; Variationen über Thema von Glinka für Klavier; Glinka Variations
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INR 85
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 15 sections (played without break)
Introduction. Maestoso
Thema. Andantino
Var.I. Allegretto
Var.II. Poco più mosso
Var.III. Allegro maestoso
Var.IV. Quasi recitativo
Var.V. Tempo
Var.VI. Allegro maestoso
Var.VII. Moderato
Var.VIII. Allegro
Var.IX. Allegretto
Var.X. Moderato
Var.XI. Allegretto
Var.XII. Andante
Finale. Allegro moderato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1878
First Publication. 1950 – Moscow: Muzgiz, Plate M. 21113 Г.
in vol.25 of Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov: Complete Collected Works.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation oboe, wind band
piccolo, 2 flutes, 3 clarinets (B), clarinet (E, 2 bass clarinets (F, B, 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 cornets (B), 4 trumpets (F), 3 trombones, euphonium, 2 tubas
bass drum, cymbals, side drum, triangle
Extra Information Based on the song What a Young Beauty (Что, красотка молодая) by Mikhail Glinka.