Six morceaux composés sur un seul thème

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Six morceaux composés sur un seul thème

Op. 21, TH134

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Tchaikovsky had variations on his mind near the end of 1873; he wrote these six pieces "on a single theme" shortly after completing the big theme-and-variations sequence in his Op. 19 set of piano pieces. The theme here is not so much a full melody as a motif based on a rising and falling fourth, preceded by a little t... read more

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