Piano / Theme and Variations music

The piano is a keyboard-based music instrument. Its versatility and pervasiveness, together with its polyphonic capabilities have made it one of the world's most employed instruments, and a crucial piece in the development of the Western musical tradition. It's name is a shortened form of 'pianoforte', terms which in Italian respectively mean 'soft' and 'loud', referring the fact that the pianoforte had the capability of producing variations in volume which previous keyboard instruments could not. Standard pianos have 52 white keys and 36 black ones, for a total of 88. They are chordophones: pressing any key activates a mechanism which makes a hammer strike a set of strings. The sound produced is amplified via the soundboard and body of the piano. Being one of the most influential instruments in the history of music, the piano has undergone many changes and technological innovations, from the insertion of the damper and tonal pedals, to the creation of electric, electronic, and digital pianos.
TitleComposerFormPeriodRatings
Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 Johann Sebastian Bach Theme and Variations Baroque
12 Variations on a French Nursery Theme K 265/300e Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Theme and Variations Classical
Aria variata in A minor, BWV 989 Johann Sebastian Bach Theme and Variations Baroque
10 Variations on 'La stessa, la stessissima' by Salieri, WoO 73 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Classical
Sanaga River Dance Archippe Yepmou Theme and Variations 21st Century
Variations for the Healing of Arinushka Arvo Pärt Theme and Variations 20th Century
Variations sérieuses, Op. 54 Felix Mendelssohn Theme and Variations Romantic
Andante with variations in Fm, Hob. XVII:6 Franz Joseph Haydn Theme and Variations Classical
6 Variations in F major, Op.34 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Romantic
Variations on 'Nel cor piu non mi sento', WoO 70 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Classical
Diabelli Variations, op. 120 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Romantic
Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 Johannes Brahms Theme and Variations Romantic
32 Variations in Cm, WoO 80 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Romantic
Variations and Fugue in E♭ 'Eroica', Op. 35 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Romantic
Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 9 Johannes Brahms Theme and Variations Romantic
Variations on a popular Viennese Waltz by Franz Schubert, Op. 12 Carl Czerny Theme and Variations Romantic
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op. 24 Johannes Brahms Theme and Variations Romantic
Variations on an original theme in D, no. 1 from Op. 21 Johannes Brahms Theme and Variations Romantic
Theme and variations in C sharp m, Op. 73 Gabriel Fauré Theme and Variations Late 19th century
Variations in A major 'Souvenir de Paganini', B. 37 Frédéric Chopin Theme and Variations Romantic