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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In each Variation I translate the violin line for the keyboard. As a side note, Panufnik never claimed to have participated in the composition of this piece. This analysis focuses on harmony, dynamics, counterpoint, rhythm, form and general texture of the piece.

In addition to the two solo pianos, the orchestral instrumentation includes the following: Viewing the compositions for string orchestra in this perspective is a valuable exercise. Board of Directors National Trustees. Experience the Digital Stage. This collection also included a transcribed version of Paganini’s Caprice no.

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Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience. Abstract The dissertation is divided into two parts. However, his addition of supporting harmonies, imitative and free countermelodies, and rhythmical accompaniments make this setting an original composition.

The main issues to be discussed are Lutoslawski’s manipulation of the original subject matter, his development and usage of the above mentioned techniques. 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.

Piano 2nd piano-part is far easier and gives an enormous pleasure in playing.

InI was asked by the pianist Felicja Blumental for a composition and revised these Variations as a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. It is not meant as a serious concert piece I am a music teacher.

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Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos

To send to more than one person, separate variahions with a comma. After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. This was the origin of these Variations which we first performed in It has also elements of a Sonata form regarding thematic materials.

Movement three is a set of variations using a folk tune as the theme. Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy.


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Inthe composer revised this composition as a Concerto for Piano and Lutkslawski at the request of the pianist, Felicja Blumental, who gave the first performance two years later, in Miami, with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. 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 pians “updated” version.

The entire piece includes quotations of Taiwanese folk tunes.

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Close X Tell A Friend. The second part of this dissertation is an original composition,”Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra.

Blumental gave the first performance pagaini the new version in Miami on 18 November with Brian Priestman conducting the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. Polyharmony often occurs between the two keyboards but tonality remains a clear force with frequent traditional dominant-tonic cadences.