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Metamorphosis on theme of Paganini (for Piano)

Metamorphosis on theme of Paganini (for piano).pdf Caprice No. 24 in A minor is the final caprice of Niccolò Paganini's 24 Caprices, and a famous work for solo violin. The work, in the key of A minor, consists of a theme, 11 variations, and a finale. The caprice has provided a rich seam of material for works by subsequent composers. Compositions based on it, and transcriptions of it, include: Boris Blacher − Variations on a Theme by Paganini (1947), for orchestra Witold Lutosławski − Variations on a Theme by Paganini (1940-41), for two pianos; in 1978 he made a version for piano and orchestra. Franz Liszt - Grande Fantaisie de bravoure sur La Clochette for solo piano. S.420 (1832-4) Franz Liszt − the sixth and last of his Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini for solo piano, S.140 (1838) Franz Liszt - the above work (S.140/6) was revised and simplified in 1850 as the sixth and last of the Six Grandes Études de Paganini for solo piano, S.141) Franz Liszt - Grand Fantaisie (Variations) sur des thèmes de Paganini for solo piano, S.700 Happy to get your opinion about the my piece .

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Comment by Peter Dewar-Finch on August 23, 2009 at 9:27am
A well laid out set of Classical variations, the free-form style of the music notwithstanding as they achieve a nicely balanced set. I found the piece requires quite some learning in order to play it, but I’m sure that with practice it is an eminently playable piece. I belatedly discovered that you made an mp3 file of your performance, as a result of which I have become happily familiar with the piece. I could dissertate on the individual variations but as such dissertation would only represent my opinion and offer no objective conclusion of use to you I shall desist. I am sure that in the future this “Metamorphosis on a theme of Paganini” could become a popular part of Concert pianists repertoires.
Comment by Peter Dewar-Finch on August 22, 2009 at 11:28am
Thank you for asking for my opinion on your variations. I have just downloaded your score and I look forwards to playing it through. Give me a few days and I'll be back in touch.

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