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Rachmaninoff: Variation 18, inversion

Paganini: Caprice No. 24

Liszt: Grandes Études de Paganini, No. 6

Brahms: Paganini Variations, Book 1

Brahms: Paganini Variations, Book 2

Lutosławski: Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Lloyd Webber: Variations

Blacher: Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

[0:00] Introduction: Allegro vivace
[0:17] Var. 1:(Précédente)
[0:37] Tema: L’istesso tempo
[0:56] Var. 2: L’istesso tempo
[1:16] Var. 3: L’istesso tempo
[1:41] Var. 4: Più vivo
[2:11] Var. 5: Tempo precedente
[2:40] Var. 6: L’istesso tempo
[3:42] Var. 7: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato
[4:54] Var. 8: Tempo I
[5:29] Var. 9: L’istesso tempo
[6:01] Var. 10: Poco marcato

[6:51] Var. 11: Moderato
[8:12] Var. 12: Tempo di minuetto
[9:35] Var. 13: Allegro
[10:06] Var. 14: L’istesso tempo
[10:52] Var. 15: Più vivo scherzando
[11:58] Var. 16: Allegretto
[13:36] Var. 17: (Allegretto)
[15:32] Var. 18: Andante cantabile

[18:32] Tempo vivace
[18:37] Var. 19: L’istesso tempo
[19:05] Var. 20: Un poco più vivo
[19:41] Var. 21: Un poco più vivo
[20:07] Var. 22: Un poco più vivo (Alla breve)
[21:54] Var. 23: L’istesso tempo
[22:49] Var. 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso

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2 thoughts on “Capricious

  1. Thank you Chris for a wonderful selection of music this term. I hope that we will be face to face some time in 2021. I will look forward to it.
    Every good wish for a Happy Christmas and New Year


  2. A sparkling end to the course. Yes, capricious is exactly how Paganini’s theme and variations should sound. That’s why I especially liked Lutoslawski’s version for two pianists. They (and their loyal page-turners) made me smile. All the best for Christmas and 2021!

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