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

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Neopoiesis (2019/6/29)

Performer Pages Federica Reale (Piano)
Publisher Info. neopoiesis
Misc. Notes Live recording.
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A (2006/11/08)

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, n.d.(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
Name Translations Variationen über ein Thema von Corelli, op. 42; Variaciones sobre un tema de Corelli; Variations sur un thème de Corelli; コレルリの主題による変奏曲; Variaties op een thema van Corelli; Wariacje na temat Corelliego; Variasjoner over et tema av Corelli; Вариации на тему Корели; Variazioni su un tema di Corelli
Name Aliases Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Op. 42; Variaties op een thema van Corelli (Rachmaninov)
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; LCCN: n81129513
Composer Rachmaninoff, Sergei
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISR 76
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 23 movements:
  • 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
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
External Links Wikipedia article

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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"