Eurasian music science journal


I. Brahms, Romanticism, Romantic Variations, Variations on a Theme by Paganini.


The article examines the unambiguous of the iconic works of romantic music Variations on the theme of Paganini by I. Brahms from the point of view of performance characteristics. This is one of the most difficult pieces in all piano literature. "Variations on a Theme of Paganini" is also called the "encyclopedia" of Brahms' pianism. It is a powerful cycle of diverse content, in which dynamic and frantic pieces alternate with elegiac, scherzo and waltz-like episodes. In the well-known theme of Paganini, Brahms discovered new sides and discovered unexpected subtexts. This cycle presents the most difficult artistic and technical tasks for the performer.

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