Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54

And if the 'Arietta' of View full details Read reviews Listen to samples Watch videos. Mendelssohn: Piano Concertos. Jan Lisiecki piano Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Lisiecki sparkles and shines…The chamber-like sonorities and intricate interplay — surely the result of this being a conductor-less ensemble — are an endless delight…The small forces also ensure Olga Pashchenko pianoforte.

View full details Listen to samples. However, I cannot offer you anything as far as advice. I can offer you my best wishes in learning this piece though. Good luck! You need to work a lot on those polyphonies in the first variations In those later variations you the pitfalls are dynamics I've ordered the Henle edition, and it should be arriving sometime soon.

In the meantime, I've talked with my teacher about the piece, and he told me that, although the variations do get more and more pianistic, the hardest variation is actually in the middle- Variation He showed me two ways to execute the staccato 32nd notes- one is through wrist motion and the other through finger motion.

How would one go about learning this passage? Does the type of motion you use depend on the tempo you take it at? Also, more comments and suggestions are, as always, welcome.

Yes, Variation 13 is the most difficult in my view as well. It is easy to get too involved with the RH here - make sure that you don't neglect the LH which is actually the more important part. Variation 13 RH is like flying staccato. You should not practise staccato but, instead, practise legato assai and pianissimo with exaggerated phrasing like waves then later you can try to play the same way as you did on legato but you should play only on the surface of the keys..

I enjoy both Perahiah's recording of this, as well as Bolet's. At the very end on the long diminished arpeggio, he keeps the double notes all the way until the end, which is really very thrilling. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

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This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties. You consent to our cookies and privacy policy if you continue to use this site. The sketches Deutsche Staatsbibliothek, Berlin show that this monumental work was conceived, as it were, in reverse gear, backward from the Finale. One cannot but admire the diversity of moods and the wealth of pianistic invention.

As in the case of great variation cycles by other composers, certain variations are conceived as groups of two or three. Thus the first two variations maintain the melody of the theme and lead to a culmination in the third "brahmsian" variation. Variation nr. Of particular interest are the highly original thirteenth and fourteenth variations. The passionate Coda contains some of the most brilliant passages Mendelssohn ever wrote.

As mentioned above a Bach motif is quoted nearly literally in the measures to Mendelssohn started his work on June 4,

Dec 01,  · Mendelssohn -- Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54 (Alfred Masterwork Edition) - Kindle edition by Mendelssohn, Felix. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Mendelssohn -- Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54 (Alfred Masterwork Edition)/5(7).

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  1. Variations Sérieuses, Op Alt ernative. Title Composer Mendelssohn, Felix: Opus/Catalogue Number Op./Cat. No. Op I-Catalogue Number I-Cat. No. IFM Movements/Sections Mov'ts/Sec's: 18 (theme, 17 variations) Year/Date of Composition Y/D of Comp. Composer Time Period Comp. Period: Romantic: Piece Style Romantic: Instrumentation pianoComposer: Mendelssohn, Felix.
  2. rows · Mendelssohn wrote three sets of piano variations in , but this was the only group .
  3. Jan 01,  · Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54 Unknown Binding – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54 Piano Solo Series: Henle Music Folios Publisher: Henle Urtext Edition Format: Softcover Composer: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Editor: Christa Jost Inventory #HL UPC: Manufacturer: Henle Urtext Edition - - - - Sheet_Music - - Softcover - 24 Pages - Lenght - Width - Weight - HNSHT - SSA.
  4. The Variations sérieuses, Op. 54 is a set of variations on a theme in D minor, by Felix Mendelssohn. It was completed on 4 June The work was written as part of a campaign to raise funds for the erection of a large bronze statue of Ludwig van Beethoven in his home town of Bonn.
  5. At that time, there was something of a production line of so-called “Variations brillantes” for piano; Mendelssohn gave his seventeen Variations in D minor op. 54 the tile “Variations sérieuses” to distance himself from these. The beautiful main theme has an earnest, poignant character that is sustained throughout all the transformations/5(2).
  6. May 12,  · Re: Assigned Mendelssohn's Variations Serieuses Op «Reply #17 on: April 18, , AM» The Variations Sérieuses are definitely one .
  7. Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op composer. Felix Mendelssohn () ; composed for the piano album in aid of the Beethoven monument in Bonn. Stephen Hough (piano) Download all MP3 £ Download all FLAC £ Download all ALAC £ .
  8. Browse: Mendelssohn - Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54 This page lists all recordings of Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn (). Showing 1 - 10 of 97 results5/5.

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