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College of Creative Arts
School of Music
Caprice in A minor, Op. 1, No. 24 for solo violin by Niccolo Paganini has been a great inspiration for many composers. This study investigates five compositions that are based on the Paganini theme: Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Lutos?awski, and Muczynski. Although these five composers utilized the same melodic material as their compositional source, their works are stylistically much different, from a typical nineteenth century idiom used by Liszt to the jazz-inspired harmony used by Muczynski.;Each chapter includes a general background and analytical aspects of the individual work, and is followed by performance guidelines. The performance guidelines not only deal with technical problems such as fingering, phrasing, hand distribution, but also provide stylistic suggestions when needed.
Choi, Youna, "The Paganini Variations: A Study of Selected Works by Liszt, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Lutoslawski, and Muczynski" (2017). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 5361.