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Variations serieuses op. 54

Piano Solo

By Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn

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Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Christa Jost. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Classical. Collection (softcover). With introductory text, performance notes and fingerings. 24 pages. G. Henle #HN620. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480620).

Item Number: HL.51480620

ISBN 9790201806204. 9x12 inches.

In 1841, at the height of his mastery, Mendelssohn wrote three variation cycles for piano in quick succession. The first of them, the “Variations sérieuses” op. 54, should probably be regarded as his most important piano work. It formed part of an anthology of works by renowned composers of the time, proceeds from the sales of which were intended for the erection of a Beethoven monument in Bonn. 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.

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About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • July 21, 2017 Mendelssohn

    Good printing quality, but slightly delayed delivery

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  • 5

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  • June 05, 2007 Great Editon, Great Composition

    It is hard to fault the Henle Editions if you don't need any editorial assistance. This is one of Mendelssohns great keyboard compositions. The attractive theme provides the basis for the skillfully wrought variations. For those desirous of more editorial help, the Alfred edition is also to be recommended...

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