Variation is a cyclical form in which one musical theme is modified in various ways. Themes of Chopin’s variations were derived from song and opera repertoire. Classical, Viennese works were Chopin’s genre model.
Variations in E Major on theme of German folk song Der Schweitzerbub Op. posth.
Variations in D Major on theme of song by T. Moore Op. posth (four hands)
Variations in B flat Major on La ci darem la mano from Don Juan by Mozart
Op. 2 (for piano and orchestra)
Variations in A Major
Variations in B flat Major on rondo Je vends des scapulaires from opera Ludovic by Hérold and Halévy
Variations in E Major from Hexameron on theme of march from opera Puritans by Bellini