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Variations on a Theme of Chopin (solo piano)

by Roger Smalley (1989)

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Performance by Daniel Herscovitch from the CD hands the dream

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Library shelf no. CD 171 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 1989

Instrumentation: Piano.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — AMEB Professional

Dedication note: Dedicated to Cathie Travers

Commission note: Commissioned by Arnolfini Gallery with funds provided by Harvey's of Bristol, South West Arts.. Commissioned by the Arnolfini Gallery for Ian Munro.

First performance: by Ian Munro — 17 Mar 89. Arnolfini Gallery

The composer suggests that this be played together with his 'Barcarolle'.


Resonate article: Roger Smalley's homage to music by Ian Munro

Performances of this work

25 Apr 2021: at DMA Recital (Online). Featuring Jeremy Duck.

27 Apr 2020: at DMA Recital: Variations on Chopin Themes (Kimball Recital Hall). Featuring Jeremy Duck.

18 Aug 2016: at Roger Smalley in memoriam (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music).

7 Jul 2016: at Sydney International Piano Competition: preliminaries (Verbrugghen Hall).

24 Apr 2012: at Scale Variable: Etica (Western Australian Museum).

23 Nov 2011: at ANAM - Australian Voices: Roger Smalley (Melbourne Recital Centre, Primrose Potter Salon).

6 May 2011: at Australian International Chopin Competition - semifinals (School of Music, ANU).

11 Oct 2010: at The Firm (Pilgrim Church). Featuring Kristian Chong.

25 Aug 2010: at Stephen Savage - Kawai Piano Series (Ian Hanger Recital Hall). Featuring Stephen Savage.

4 Aug 2010: at Concert Conversations with Piers Lane 2 (Jupiters Townsville). Featuring Kristian Chong.

22 Jan 2010: at MONA FOMA festival - Smart plays Smalley (Theatre Royal Hobart). Featuring Gabriella Smart.

19 Jan 2010: at MTASA: Gabriella Smart plays Smalley, Sitsky and Vine (Marryatville High School). Featuring Gabriella Smart.

17 Mar 89: Arnolfini Gallery, Perth. Featuring Ian Munro.

17 Mar 89: Arnolfini Gallery. Featuring Ian Munro.

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