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.
Splendid compilation features a variety of the composer's best piano works, all reproduced from authoritative sources. Taking its title from the popular orchestral work "Danse Macabre" (presented here in the brilliant arrangement by Liszt), this collection also includes "Allegro appassionato," "Album" (consisting of 6 pieces), "Rhapsodie d'Auvergne," "Theme and Variations," plus 6 etudes, 3 waltzes, and 6 etudes for left hand alone. Introduction.
The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.