Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody of a Theme of Paganini Op.43

Edition Zeza
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SKU EZ-2052
Weight 1.50 LBS
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Difficulty Advanced
Instrumentation Picc., 2 Fl, 2 Ob, CA, 2 Cl, 2 Bsn, 4 Hn, 2 Tpt, 3 Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc, Harp, Piano Solo, Strings
Duration 22 minutes
Set of Parts Includes Strings count 5.5.4.4.3 (Piano Solo not included)
ISMN 979-0-706065-16-8
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The piece is a set of 24 variations on the twenty-fourth and last of Niccolò Paganini's Caprices for solo violin, which has inspired works by several composers. The whole composition would take about 22–24 minutes to perform. All variations are in A minor except where noted.

  • Section 1:
    • Introduction: Allegro vivace
    • Variation 1: (Precedente)
    • Theme: L'istesso tempo
    • Variation 2: L'istesso tempo
    • Variation 3: L'istesso tempo
    • Variation 4: Più vivo
    • Variation 5: Tempo precedente
    • Variation 6: L'istesso tempo
    • Variation 7: Meno mosso, a tempo moderato
    • Variation 8: Tempo I
    • Variation 9: L'istesso tempo
    • Variation 10: L'istesso tempo
  • Section 2:
    • Variation 11: Moderato
    • Variation 12: Tempo di minuetto (D minor)
    • Variation 13: Allegro (D minor)
    • Variation 14: L'istesso tempo (F major)
    • Variation 15: Più vivo scherzando (F major)
    • Variation 16: Allegretto (B minor)
    • Variation 17: (Allegretto) (B minor)
    • Variation 18: Andante cantabile (D major)
  • Section 3:
    • Variation 19: A tempo vivace
    • Variation 20: Un poco più vivo
    • Variation 21: Un poco più vivo
    • Variation 22: Marziale. Un poco più vivo (Alla breve)
    • Variation 23: L'istesso tempo
    • Variation 24: A tempo un poco meno mosso

Although Rachmaninoff's work is performed in one stretch without breaks, it can be, and is shown above, as divided into three sections, corresponding to the three movements of a concerto: up to variation 10 corresponds to the first movement, variations 11 to 18 are the equivalent of a slow movement, and the remaining variations make a finale.

Difficulty:
Advanced
Instrumentation:
Picc., 2 Fl, 2 Ob, CA, 2 Cl, 2 Bsn, 4 Hn, 2 Tpt, 3 Tbn, Tba, Timp, Perc, Harp, Piano Solo, Strings
Duration:
22 minutes
Set of Parts:
Includes Strings count 5.5.4.4.3 (Piano Solo not included)
ISMN:
979-0-706065-16-8
Extra information:
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