Iveta's Chocolate Box #02

Tastes of ... chili chocolate! George Thalben Ball's »Variations on a Theme by Paganini«.

Six different chocolates, six favourite pieces: For her »chocolate box«, titular organist Iveta Apkalna has chosen short organ works, each of which she associates with a particular flavour. The result is a collection of musical titbits to warm the mind and the soul.


»This piece is very difficult to play. But if you can do it, it is very enjoyable!«

George Thalben Ball (1896-1987)
Variations on a theme by Paganini for pedal solo

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