SUGGESTED Variation Selections for Handel's Chaconne in G major HWV 435

Hey everyone! What are your favorite variations from Handel's Chaconne?

 

I'd love for you to go on an exploratory journey, but I thought I'd also share with you some of my own ideas! 


Check out these suggested categories I created:

By difficulty:

  • Easy: 1, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

  • Medium: "Theme", 2, 3, 4, 11, 12, 14, 16

  • Advanced: 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15

By technique:

  • Arpeggio: 19, 20, 21

  • Complex Rhythm: "Theme", 

  • Polyphony: 9, 10, 

  • Ornamentation: "Theme", 1, 

  • Octave work: 2, 15

  • Scale passagework: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 14

  • Rotational passagework for the wrist: 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18

Bonus:

  • My personal favorites: 2, 5, 7, 10, 15, 17, 19


What do you think, which ones did you like best? 

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  • This sounds a wonderful idea and I’m up for it  although I’m not sure I can give the piece the justice it deserves  . I think I’ll work on the theme with its rhythmic challenges and variation no 1. Thank you . Marianne H.

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  • This is such a fun idea! Thanks! No way I can practice everyday, however, since I only have access to a piano on the weekends. Hope that doesn't disqualify me, but I'll be working on it anyway!

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    Outstanding idea.  I think your Master Class teaching is materful.

    Thank you.

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