The "Variações Brasileiras" were composed 1980 by Kaiser-Lindemann originally under the actual subtitle "Bossa nova filarmónica" for 6 Celli. In 2006, he arranged the work for 12 violoncellos, commissioned by the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, for a CD production of the "EMI classics" with pieces that had Latin America as their theme. The specification here was that it was in Latin-American atmosphere on classical-symphonic ground and that it should be highly virtuosic for each player. Thus, each of the twelve cellists is a protagonist here, each in his part equally melodic, as well as virtuous bravura facets. The recording was released on the CD "South American Getaway".