Classical piano music: theme and variations based on popular tune
January 12, 2012 7:28 PM Subscribe
[Classical piano filter] What are some other pieces like Mozart's variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?
posted by foxjacket to media & arts (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
That's not the actual title
, but are there other classical piano pieces that are variations based on a popular, well-known tune? I'm aware of the variations on Yankee Doodle for violin
, but I'm looking for piano music that I can play (unless there's a piano transcription of the Yankee Doodle variations?!). I'm not looking for composers who did variations on a theme by another classical composer, which is fairly common. Nor am I looking for music that was composed originally as a theme and variations (e.g. Goldberg variations).