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Theme - Brahms*, Egon Petri - Paganini Variations • Handel Variations


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  1. Brahms on Percussion Variations on a theme by Paganini and Hungarian Dances Our Johannes Brahms MP3 recordings illustrate the work of a master of academic classical music composition who was associated with some of the most romantic musicians and composers of his day. The centre piece of this selection of his work are the Variations on a theme by Paganini which demonstrates remarkable.
  2. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Brahms: Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata, Op. ; Variations on a Theme of Paganini - Egon Petri, Joseph Szigeti, Hamilton Harty on .
  3. The theme chosen is Paganini’s most famous violin caprice, on which Liszt and Schumann had already written variations (both of which were surpassed by Brahms in difficulty and content) and would reach its apotheosis years later in the piano/orchestra rhapsody by Rachmaninoff.
  4. The climax of Brahms’s activities as a composer of piano variations came a year later, with the Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, Op Completed in Hamburg in September and dedicated to Clara Schumann on her birthday, this is one of the summits of his entire keyboard output, showing him at the height of his powers.
  5. This is volume 2 of APR's valuable series on Egon Petri's recordings from to , comprising Beethoven's sonatas 14 ("Moonlight"), 24, 27 and 32 (making up Petri's complete Beethoven recordings) and Brahm's Handel and Paganini variations plus three rhapsodies.5/5(1).
  6. The Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24, is a work for solo piano written by Johannes Brahms in It consists of a set of twenty-five variations and a concluding fugue, all based on a theme from George Frideric Handel's Harpsichord Suite No. 1 in B♭ major, HWV They are known as his Handel Variations.
  7. The closing fugue is also based on an idea used by Beethoven. The theme used is an Air from one of Handel’s harpsichord suites (Suite in B-flat major, HWV ), to which Handel himself had attached five variations. Brahms proceeds to filter the methods of Bach and Beethoven through his late romantic lens.

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