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Variations sérieuse

Variations Sérieuses Op. 54

The Variations Sérieuses are one of the great masterpieces of Romantic piano music. Completed on 4 June 1841, they were published in 1842. The religious gravity of the theme is remarkable for its hymn-like clarity and the four-part writing is close to the spirit of the chorale. Some of the variations display almost baroque contrapuntal inventiveness, others are more purely romantic, coming close to Schumann's variation style.

Variations Sérieuses 12:40 Larrard, F. de
Variations Sérieuses 11:31 Pietschmann, P.
Jan 8, 2016
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