Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S.140 (Liszt, Franz)



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Work Title Études d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini
Alternative. Title Transcendental Etudes after Paganini
Composer Liszt, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. S.140 ; LW.A52
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFL 99
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 pieces after 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op.1, by Paganini
  • 1. Tremolo. Preludio. Andante (G minor)
Introduction based on Caprice No.5 in A minor; study based on Caprice No.6 in G minor.
  • [1]. Tremolo. Preludio. Andante (G minor)
Alternative (ossia) version of No. 1. Incorporates material from 6 Concert Etudes after Paganini Caprices, Op.10 by Schumann (No.2)
  • 2. Octave. Andante (E major)
Based on Caprice No.17 in E major
  • 3. Campanella. Allegro moderato (E minor)
Based on the Rondo from Violin Concerto No.2, Op.7 and Rondo from Violin Concerto No.1 in D major, Op.6 in by Paganini
  • 4a. Arpeggio. Andante quasi allegretto (E major)
Based on Caprice No.1 in E major
  • 4b. Arpeggio. Andante quasi allegretto (E major)
Alternative and harder version of No.4a
  • 5. La chasse. Allegretto (E major)
Based on Caprice No.9 in E major
  • [5]. La chasse. Allegretto (E major)
Alternative (ossia) version of No.5
  • 6. Tema con Variazioni (A minor)
Based on Caprice No.24 in A minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1838-40
First Publication. 1840
Dedication Clara Schumann (1819–1896)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano (solo)

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  • Nos.1 to 6 composed for solo piano, 1838–40 (= S.140)
Published in 1840 by Schonenberger (Paris) (second impression possibly proofread ca. 1841), 1840 by R. Cocks & Co. (London), 1841 by Haslinger (Vienna)

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