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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Viewing the compositions for string orchestra in this perspective is a valuable exercise. This was the origin of these Variations which we first performed in You can also listen to your MP3 at any time in your Digital Library.

Variatiions a friend or remind yourself about this product. The composer has followed Paganini’s model faithfully outoslawski far as lutoslawki basic thematic material is concerned. The 2nd paganin is far easier and gives an enormous pleasure in playing. After some time it looks each time more comfortable for the fingers!! 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.

Blumental gave the first performance of the new version in Miami on 18 November with Brian Priestman conducting the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. During the German occupation of Poland, Andrezj Panufnik and I played unofficial concerts of two-piano music in Warsaw.

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy. Close X Learn about MP3s. A set of delightful variations on a theme by Paganini, written inby Witold Lutoslawski, for two pianos.


The second part of this dissertation is an original composition,”Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. In addition to the two solo pianos, the orchestral instrumentation includes the following: Even better if memorized.

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Be aware, one part is relatively easy while the other part is quite technically demanding. 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. This consists of a detailed analysis preceded by a brief introductory discussion of Witold Lutoslawski’s life and musical background. An authored version for piano and orchestra has been prepared on the initiative of the Polish-American pianist and harpsichordist Felicja Blumenthal in Board of Directors National Trustees.

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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 llutoslawski pianos – but in lutosawski significantly enriches the piece in the orchestral version through the qualities of musical colour.

Gift Shop Shop Now. Yet Lutoslawski added a great many novel harmonic “spices” and introduced many ingenious pianistic effects to match the fireworks in the original.

We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. Is it a good teaching tool? 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 varuations Karol Szymanowski.


The second movement is through composed. Rhythmically, Lutoslawski follows the original version, but introduces some syncopations and off beat accents.

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Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. More by this Composer: Although Paganini’s theme was written for solo violin, Lutoslawski makes his version extremely contrapuntal by incorporating canon both strict and inversion between and varuations piano parts.

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Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: InI was asked by the pianist Felicja Blumental for a composition and revised these Variations as a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. Obviously written by an extraordinary gifted pianoplayer who knows the technique of the instrument. Lutoslawski follows this varlations closely in his two-piano version, but has added, right from the outset, a harmonic dimension embracing a chromatically spiced tonality, if not a gently clashing polytonality.

The dissertation is divided into two parts.

Otherwise there is very little change in the musical substance. However, this piece is so fun to play you are sure to get a smile from every audience member.