At last Faurs brilliant masterpiece is available in a modern urtext edition! This vibrant set of variations was premired in Londons St JamesHall on 10 December 1896 and appeared in print the following year in Pa ris and London. No autographs or manuscript copies of it have survived. _Thme et Variations_ pays homage to the German tradition, taking RobertSchumanns _Symphonic Etudes_ in particular as a model for its form and rhythmic vitality.?