Passacaglia in B minor (Godowsky, Leopold)

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Sheet Music


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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. New York: Carl Fischer, 1928. Plate 24518-41.
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General Information

Work Title Passacaglia
Alternative. Title 44 variations, cadenza and fugue on the opening theme of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony
Name Translations パッサカリア; پاساکالیا; Passacaille en si mineur; Пассакалья (Годовский)
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 177242590; BNF: 13944618n
Composer Godowsky, Leopold
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILG 24
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's theme with 44 variations, cadenza and fugue
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1927
First Publication. 1928
Average DurationAvg. Duration 18 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation piano
Related Works The theme is from the opening of Symphony No.8 by Franz Schubert. There is also a reference to Erlkönig in variation 37.