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Variations on a Theme by Paganini (more precisely, transcriptions of Nicolò 24 in A minor for violin solo) were created in in a version for two pianos and were The duo Lutosławski-Panufnik prepared a repertoire of nearly pieces . A set of delightful variations on a theme by Paganini, written in , by Witold Lutoslawski, for Two Pianos. (CH) en-GB. Paganini Variations For Two Pianos sheet music – 2 Pianos, 4 Hands sheet music by Witold Lutoslawski: Chester Music. Shop the World’s Largest Sheet Music.

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“An Analysis of Witold Lutoslawski’s “Variations on a Theme by Paganini” by Ling Chao Chen

It expands the piano-duo piece by repeating each section apart from the theme itself and Variations 10 and 11with the soloist and orchestra exchanging roles for the second playing of each Variation. In the years he regularly played in a piano duo with Andrzej Panufnik. Back American Opera Initiative. This name will appear next to your review. Back Young Artist Program. Give it a go, you will not regret it. However, this piece is so fun to play you are sure to get a smile from every audience member.

Tempo, dynamic markings, texture and density make the piece seem to fall into three parts. Close X Saved to Music List. To a greater degree than other composers inspired by the famous Paganini theme from Brahms to Rachmaninoff, Lutoslawski stayed fairly close to the structure of the original work; each variation written by the great Italian violin virtuoso is clearly recognizable in this “updated” version.


In addition to the two solo pianos, the orchestral instrumentation includes the following: If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank.

Visit The John F. Abstract The dissertation is divided into two parts. Inthe composer revised this composition as a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra at the request of the pianist, Felicja Blumental, who gave the first performance two years later, in Miami, with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra.

This consists of a detailed analysis preceded by a brief introductory discussion of Witold Lutoslawski’s life and musical background. It employs variatjons in a free manner.

Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos

This dazzling arrangement of Paganini’s 24th Caprice owes its pagankni to circumstances that were tragic indeed. The tempos of the movements are fast-slow-fast. This collection also included a transcribed version of Paganini’s Caprice no. We’ll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it.

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Rate this product’s difficulty level: InI was asked by the pianist Felicja Blumental for a composition and revised these Variations as a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.


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The variations themselves are simultaneously etude -like, which is a source of not only their expressional, but also purely articulative contrast in the types of motion and various formulas of pianistic technique, such as pizzicatotremolothe use of parallel chords, passages, scales, glissandos, and other devices. All submitted reviews become pians licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players.

Paganini Variations for Two Pianos

Search Enter search terms: Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. Polyharmony often occurs between the two keyboards but tonality remains a clear force with frequent traditional dominant-tonic cadences. Experience the Digital Stage.