Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne [PN PWM-5293], ©1964.
Folio. Decorative wrappers. 19 pp. Additional copy for 2nd piano laid in.
From the collection of noted musicologist Stanley Boorman, with his signature to lower outer corner of upper of both copies.
Wrappers somewhat worn, soiled, and slightly foxed.
Second edition. Rae, p. 277.
The Variations are based on Paganini's Caprice in A minor, No. 24, for solo violin. It was premiered following the German invasion in 1941 at a café concert in Warsaw by Lutosławski and fellow-composer Andrzej Panufnik.
"Lutosławski is generally regarded as the most significant Polish composer since Szymanowski, and possibly the greatest Polish composer since Chopin ... Since his death the assessment of Lutosławski's creative achievement has remained much as it was during his last years: he is now acknowledged as one of the major European composers of the 20th century." Charles Bodman Rae in Grove Music Online.
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