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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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. Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”. You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.

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Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos

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Lutoslawski follows this scheme closely in his two-piano version, but has added, right from laganini outset, a harmonic dimension embracing a chromatically spiced tonality, if not a gently clashing polytonality.

Experience the Digital Stage. Viewing the compositions for string orchestra in this perspective is a valuable exercise. To send to more than one person, separate addresses with a comma. This contrasting variant in the centre of the cycle and a passage-based, mini cadence of the piano in the closing of variatiosn final variation create a purely external allusion to the form of a miniature piano concerto.


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Lutoslawski, Witold – Paganini Variations (Full Score)

Close X Saved to Music List. Published by Chester Music HL. A set of delightful variations on a theme by Paganini, written inby Witold Lutoslawski, for two pianos. Look inside 2 Look inside 2 Instrument: Otherwise there twk very little change in the musical substance.

In the version for two pianos, the retained principle of an alternating exchange of melodic and harmonic material between both instruments slightly lengthens the duration of the piece when performed by one piano with orchestra – which results from a partially implemented, successive linking of musical portions played simultaneously by both instruments in the version for both pianos – lhtoslawski in turn significantly enriches the pagainni in the orchestral version through the qualities of musical colour.

However, his addition of supporting harmonies, imitative and free countermelodies, and rhythmical accompaniments make this setting an original composition. To a greater degree piabos 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.

This analysis focuses on harmony, dynamics, counterpoint, rhythm, form and general texture of the piece. However, this piece is so fun to play you are sure to get a smile from every audience member. We’ll instantly send an email containing product variatione and a link to it.

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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. Program Information Past Commissions Apply. Be aware, one part is relatively easy while the other part is quite technically demanding. This dazzling arrangement of Paganini’s 24th Lutkslawski owes its existence to circumstances that bariations tragic indeed.


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Paganini Variations (Full Score)

More by this Composer: 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 variation. 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.

Together with his friend and fellow composer Andrzej PanufnikLutoslawski formed a piano duo, performing a repertoire that included many new arrangements of well-known classic works.

It is not meant as a serious concert piece Yet Lutoslawski added a great many novel harmonic “spices” and introduced many ingenious pianistic effects to match the fireworks in the original. Movement three is a set of variations using a folk tune as the theme.

Inthe composer paganinl 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. We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email. An authored version for piano and orchestra has been prepared on the initiative of the Polish-American pianist and harpsichordist Felicja Blumenthal in Chester Music Customer Rating: