Variations on a Theme of Chopin (Rachmaninoff)

Chopin's Prelude No. 20 in C minor. Rachmaninoff uses only the first 8 bars plus end-chord, and changes the E in the last chord of bar 3 to E.

Not to be confused with works of the same title by Federico Mompou, Ferruccio Busoni, or Roger Smalley.

Variations on a Theme of Chopin (Russian: Вариации на тему Ф. Шопена, Variatsii na temu F. Shopena), Op. 22, is a group of 22 variations on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude in C minor (Op. 28, No. 20), composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff in 1902-03. In the first edition, it is noted that 3 of the variations and the final Presto section can be omitted if the performer wishes.


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