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for two pianos (after Witold Lutosławski) | 6'ca. (2010) download | purchase
* there is a version for piano and orchestra. work in progress...
The "Variations on a Theme by Paganini" (Polish: Wariacje na temat Paganiniego), often referred to as the "Paganini Variations", is an arrangement for two pianos of Niccolò Paganini's Caprice No. 24, from Paganini's original set of 24 Caprices for violin, written by Polish composer Witold Lutosławski. The arrangement, originally composed in 1941, was later re-arranged for piano and orchestra in 1978.
This original piece, however, is a distorted approach to that work. It is a brand new personal twisted and curled version of Lutosławski's piece. It is as if the art of Witold Lutosławski had been reflected through a broken mirror.
The idea of revisiting, recreating, and reinterpreting the art of the past came from my admiration to Pablo Picasso’s "Las Meninas" which is based on the famous painting by Diego Velázquez.
Albert CARBONELL - PAGANINI VARIATIONS (for two pianos).pdf