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Twelve Variations (Piano Solo/Score)

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Britten composed this engaging set of Twelve Variations during his first year at the Royal College of Music, London in 1931, shortly before beginning  work on his String Quartet in D Major. Like that quartet, it belongs to the collection of fascinating pieces that were not unearthed and published until much later – in this case 1986, when Murray Perahia performed the Variations at the Aldeburgh Festival.

‘A happy combination of Britten's lyricism with a somewhat Hindemithian neoclassicism...an eminently satisfying traversal of textures and moods, from rugged fanfares to the most delicate melisma, while retaining an engaging, effortless-seeming modesty and sweetness.'
American Record Guide, November/December 1991

Publisher: Faber Music

ISBN: 0571509460

Item Code: 0571509460

Price: £8.99
Availability:In stock Territory restrictions apply, see Add. Info

Genre(s): 20th Century

Difficulty Level: Advanced

Score/Parts: Score

Territories: Item available Worldwide

Instruments:
  • Piano