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Metamorphosis on theme of paganini ( for solo piano)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
10 minutes
Modern classical music
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

Caprice No. 24 in A minor is the final caprice of Niccol� 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 �tudes d'ex�cution transcendante d'apr�s 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 �tudes de Paganini for solo piano, S.141) Franz Liszt - Grand Fantaisie (Variations) sur des th�mes de Paganini for solo piano, S.700

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