• Photo from "Chopin's Europe" courtesy Hanna Komarnicki
    Fryderyk Chopin's initials embellish the gate at The Hermitage -- formerly the Museum of the Chopin Festival -- where, in the summer of 1826, the Chopin family came to the spa at Duszniki "to take the waters."
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    Nohant Manor -- Garden Entry from "Chopin's Europe" courtesy MUZA, SA and Hanna Komarnicki
    Hexameron Image
    OP 9 No 2 Cover
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    Tribute to Chopin
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    Chopin Project Educational Outreach
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    Chopin Nocturnes Op. 48 Title page
    16 Nohant Typical Berry Country Road - Nocturne in C Minor, 1847 [KK 1233-5] AG
    Chopin's Warsaw No. 2
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Chopin – The Variations

VARIATIONS

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