The composer Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) from Nuremberg left an extensive "Clavierwerk" [piano oeuvre] which can be played on the organ, harpsichord or modern piano alike. He was a master of variations and often used the form of the chaconne by writing the variations on a basso ostinato or a basic harmonic pattern. The present "Ciacaona con variazioni“ in C major proves him to be a master of the variation technique: He develops a varied and elaborate series of 24 variations from a simple four-bar root theme. Since each variation has its own stylistic character and alternately places special emphasis on melodic, contrapuntal-polyphonic or virtuoso aspects, the not very difficult cycle is perfect for instrumental lessons.
Item DetailsCategory: Piano Repertoire
Publisher's reference: ED09877
Our Stock Code: 1202861
Media Type: Paperback