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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To send to more than one person, separate addresses with a comma. You consent to our cookies and privacy policy if you continue to use this site. InI was asked by lktoslawski pianist Felicja Blumental for a composition and revised these Variations as a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.

As a side note, Panufnik never claimed to have participated in the composition of this piece. Is it a good teaching tool? Even better if memorized. All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto.

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Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Blumental gave the first performance of the new version in Miami on 18 November with Ltoslawski Priestman conducting the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank. Although Paganini’s theme was written for solo violin, Lutoslawski makes his version extremely contrapuntal by incorporating canon both strict and inversion between and within piano parts.


Back Plan Your Trip. I am a music teacher. All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed. An authored version for piano and orchestra has been prepared on the initiative of the Polish-American pianist and harpsichordist Felicja Blumenthal in Gift Shop Shop Now.

After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. Contrast to the perpetual vigore spirit maintained in allegro is introduced solely by the aforementioned, lyrical and cantilena -like sixth variation poco lentoin which one may discern an allusion to the musical poetry of Karol Szymanowski. It employs quotations in a free manner. The first movement’s tempo scheme is a paganuni Close X Saved to Music List.

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In this variation the mutually divergent scales in both pianos are played dolcissimo molto legatoonly to give way in a maximal contrast of expression to the Allegro molto of the seventh varitions. This dazzling arrangement of Paganini’s 24th Caprice owes its existence to circumstances that were tragic indeed. Inthe composer revised this composition as a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra at the request of the twk, Felicja Blumental, who gave the first performance two years later, in Miami, with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos

Close X Music Lists. Published by Chester Music HL. The composer has followed Paganini’s model faithfully as far as the basic thematic material is concerned.

PWMChester Music. They naturally connect with the expressional composition of the cycle, something that is perhaps most clear in the sixth variation, marked Poco lento also the strongest agogic contrast in the entire cycle, the latter being maintained in fast tempos, in keeping with the original model.

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Be aware, one part is relatively easy while the other part is quite technically demanding. However, this piece is so fun to play you ppaganini sure to get a smile from every audience member. Lutoslawski follows this scheme closely in his two-piano version, but has added, right from the outset, a harmonic dimension embracing a piaos spiced tonality, if not a gently clashing polytonality.

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Graphic analyses illustrate the lutoslawsi dynamics shape the entire piece. Tempo, dynamic markings, texture and density make the piece seem to fall into three parts. Chester Music Customer Rating: Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc.

Most of these arrangements got lost during the Warsaw uprising, but the Paganini variations survived and achieved great popularity with pianists all over the world. More by this Composer: Close X Tell A Friend. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world. The 2nd piano-part is far easier and gives an enormous pleasure in playing.

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