Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Op. 35
By Camille Saint-Saëns / ed. Maurice Hinson and Allison Nelson
Alfred Masterwork Edition
Piano Duo (2 Pianos, 4 Hands)
2 copies required
Saint-Saëns composed these variations in 1874, based on the trio of the third movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in E-flat, Op. 31, No. 3. The eight ingenious variations plus fugue, presto, and coda sections constitute brilliant two-piano writing. This edition includes editorial fingering and pedal, as well as an analysis of the form.
VARIATIONS ON A THEME OF BEETHOVEN, Op. 35