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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It employs quotations in a free manner. 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.

Paganini Variations (Full Score)

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.

The second part of this dissertation is an original composition,”Concerto lutoslawsji Two Pianos and Orchestra.

We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. InI was asked by the pianist Felicja Blumental for a composition and revised these Variations as a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.


The dissertation is divided into two parts. 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. Movement three is a set of variations using a folk tune as the theme.

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The tempos of the movements are fast-slow-fast. More by this Composer: Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.

After purchase you can download your video from your Digital Library. The 2nd piano-part is far easier and gives an enormous pleasure in playing. In the years he regularly played in a piano duo with Andrzej Panufnik. Visit The John F. Give Now Help us continue to provide the outstanding pagannii you’ve come to expect!

Paganini Variations for Two Pianos. Although Paganini’s theme was written ltoslawski solo violin, Lutoslawski makes his version extremely contrapuntal by incorporating canon both strict and inversion between and within piano parts.

Lutoslawski, Witold – Paganini Variations (Full Score)

Close X Saved to Music List. Used to contact you regarding your review. Variations on a Theme by Paganini [Wariacje ne temat Paganiniego], for two pianos In addition to the two solo pianos, the orchestral instrumentation includes the following: Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product.

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Blumental gave the first performance of the lutsolawski version in Miami on 18 November with Brian Priestman conducting the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra.

This was the origin of these Variations which we first performed in Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. Rate this product’s difficulty level: Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: Even better if memorized. Polyharmony often occurs between the two keyboards but tonality remains a clear force with frequent traditional dominant-tonic cadences.

During the wartime occupation of Poland by the Nazis, the entire musical life of Warsaw had to go underground. Published by Chester Music HL. However, his addition of supporting harmonies, imitative and free countermelodies, and rhythmical accompaniments make this setting an original composition.

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.