Theme and Variations

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Theme and Variations

Op. 42

About this work...

This is a light-hearted, melodic, and easily communicative work, written on a commission from an American publisher of music for high schools and colleges. Korngold's widow remembered that the composer repeated, "Opus forty-two. From the time I was a boy I knew I would not make it beyond opus forty-two." She insisted t... read more