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Thème Varié, Op 97
The Thème Varié, Op 97 (1894) was written as a species of étude—it was composed as a test piece for a competition. It was dedicated to Ambroise Thomas, director of the Conservatoire and, incidently, brother-in-law of Caroline de Serres. After a brilliant introduction, a chorale theme is explored in five fairly free variations; the piece ends much by hammering home C major chords!

from notes by Piers Lane © 1998

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67037 track 22
Recording date
13 December 1997
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Amanda Hurton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Saint-Saëns: The Complete Études (CDA67037)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: October 1998
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