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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Be aware, one part is relatively easy while the other part is quite technically demanding. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank. 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.

Abstract The dissertation is divided into two parts. 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.

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Pjanos to contact you regarding your review. In each Variation I translate the violin line for the keyboard. Is it a good teaching tool?

An authored version for piano and orchestra has been prepared on the initiative of the Polish-American pianist and harpsichordist Felicja Blumenthal in Is the transcription accurate?

I am a music teacher. This collection also included a transcribed version of Paganini’s Caprice no. Viewing the compositions for string orchestra in this perspective is a valuable exercise. 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. Please see our Privacy Policy for details.

Even better if memorized. Close X Learn about MP3s. The dissertation is divided into two parts.

Paganini Variations for Two Pianos

As to its harmony, the piece naturally relies on the A minor original, in relation to which the chordal textures, not having much in common with major-minor tonality, become a type of atonal and purely timbre-oriented variation that imbues the entire work with an almost piquant flavour.

Obviously written by an extraordinary gifted pianoplayer who knows the technique of the instrument. During the wartime pianoa of Poland by the Nazis, the entire musical life of Warsaw had to go underground.


This was the origin of these Variations which we first performed in Graphic analyses illustrate the way dynamics shape the entire piece. Experience the Digital Stage.

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Tempo, dynamic markings, texture and density make the piece seem to fall into three parts. Close X Learn about Digital Video. Give Now Help us continue to provide the outstanding performances you’ve come to expect!

All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed. In the years he regularly played in a piano duo with Andrzej Panufnik. In the orchestral version we are dealing with a masterly operation, and even a juggling of three textures – violinistic, pianistic, and orchestral – assigned either alternately, or in counterpoint to the solo instrument and orchestral instruments or their groups.

Otherwise there is very little change in the musical substance. Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: