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Thème Varié in A major, Op 89


Chaminade’s Thème varié, Op 89 in A major, is a short, informal set of variations – essentially decorative elaborations of a lilting, mock-classical tune. There are chiming effects, and two A minor variations with sonorous arpeggio writing. At the end the arpeggio decoration entwines with a partial reprise of the theme.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1992

Le Thème varié, opus 89, en la majeur, est une série courte et simple de variations – des élaborations essentiellement décoratives d’un air cadencé, imitant le classique. Il y a des effets carillonnants, et deux variations en la mineur avec une forte écriture d’arpèges sonores. À la fin, une reprise partielle du thème s’entrelace dans l’élaboration d’arpèges.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 1992
Français: Alain Midoux

Cécile Chaminades Thème varié, Op. 89, in A-Dur ist eine kurze, zwanglose Folge von Variationen – im wesentlichen dekorative Verarbeitungen einer trällernden pseudoklassischen Melodie samt Glockeneffekten und zwei klangvoll arpeggierenden a-Moll-Variationen. Am Ende verbindet sich die Arpeggioverzierung mit einer teilweisen Reprise des Themas.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 1992
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 1

Track-specific metadata for CDH55197 track 9

Recording date
25 June 1991
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mike Skeet
Recording engineer
Mike Skeet
Hyperion usage
  1. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (CDA66584)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: April 1992
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55197
  2. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (CDH55197)
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: October 2005
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