Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op.35 (Brahms, Johannes)

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Work Title Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Alternative. Title Variationen über ein Thema von Paganini
Composer Brahms, Johannes
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.35
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 147
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 books, 14 variations each
Heft I
1. Thema. Non troppo Presto (A minor)
2. Variation 1 (A minor)
3. Variation 2 (A minor)
4. Variation 3 (A minor)
5. Variation 4 (A minor)
6. Variation 5 (A minor)
7. Variation 6 (A minor)
8. Variation 7 (A minor)
9. Variation 8 (A minor)
10. Variation 9 (A minor)
11. Variation 10 (A minor)
12. Variation 11. Andante (A major)
13. Variation 12. (A major)
14. Variation 13. (A minor)
15. Variation 14. Allegro (A minor)
Heft II
16. Thema. Non troppo Presto (A minor)
17. Variation 1 (A minor)
18. Variation 2. Poco Animato (A minor)
19. Variation 3 (A minor)
20. Variation 4. Poco Allegretto (A major)
21. Variation 5 (A major)
22. Variation 6. Poco più vivace (A minor)
23. Variation 7 (A minor)
24. Variation 8. Allegro (A minor)
25. Variation 9 (A minor)
26. Variation 10. Veloce, energico (A minor)
27. Variation 11. Vivace (A minor)
28. Variation 12. Un poco Andante (F major)
29. Variation 13. Un poco più Andante (A minor)
30. Variation 14. Presto, ma non troppo (A minor)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1862–63
First Performance. 1865-11-25
Zürich: Johannes Brahms, piano
First Publication. 1866 (January) Winterthur & Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, Plate 436.a.b.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 23 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
Related Works The theme is taken from the last of the 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op.1, by Niccolò Paganini
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